- Associated Press - Friday, June 12, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have reached terms on a four-year contract with defensive end Vic Beasley, the NFL’s No. 8 overall draft pick.

Beasley has participated in offseason training activities, but he was limited this week because of a sore shoulder.

The team, in its first year under coach Dan Quinn, begins a mandatory three-day minicamp Tuesday. All of Atlanta’s draft picks are signed.

Drafting the 6-foot-3, 246-pound Beasley should boost a pass rush that in 2014 ranked last in total yards allowed, third-down efficiency and sacks.

In a four-year career at Clemson, Beasley started 25 of 48 games. He had 33 sacks, 29 quarterback pressures, 11 pass breakups, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Cornerback Jalen Collins, a second-round pick out of LSU, might not be a full participant in minicamp as he recovers from foot surgery three months ago.


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