This article is part of our IDP Analysis series.
The news of the past week has posed some repercussions for IDP projections, and this article rounds up those details.
Vic Beasley, OLB/EDGE, TEN
Beasley was a bit of an enigma for the duration of his NFL career to this point, and then he took things in a markedly weirder direction yet by failing to report to the Titans facilities until Friday. Whatever drama occurred in between him and the team remains undisclosed, and will hopefully prove resolved in any case.
Playing on a one-year, $9.5 million deal, Beasley could offer a noticeable pass rush boost to the Titans defense while running opposite standout edge defender Harold Landry. Landry might be better suited to the strong side between the two, making it easier for Landry to accumulate tackles but easier for Beasley to accumulate sacks. Beasley posted a shrieking 15.5 sacks on just 671 snaps as a second-year player in 2016, so he has a history of producing there despite only producing 18 sacks in the three years since. Particularly in ESPN's EDGE category, Beasley could be a bargain with considerable upside since his low tackle totals would matter less there than they would if he's classified as an LB.
Jatavis Brown, LB, PHI
Brown was expected to compete for as much as a three-down role in Philadelphia, but the 26-year-old former fifth-round pick from Akron elected to retire instead. The Eagles are quite thin at linebacker in light of Brown's exit.