Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Wednesday that the Falcons will exercise Beasley's fifth-year team option for 2019, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

As a 2015 first-round pick, Beasley's salary for 2019 is guaranteed for injury only. After racking up 15.5 sacks while helping lead the Falcons to the Super Bowl in 2016, Beasley regressed badly last season, finishing with just five sacks across 14 games. The Falcons plan to move Beasley from outside linebacker to defensive end during the upcoming campaign with the hope of sparking his pass-rush production.

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