Beasley recorded two tackles (one solo), including a sack, in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.
Beasley's sack Sunday pushes his season total to four. He's had another disappointing year after a 2016 campaign that saw him tally 15.5 sacks. Looking ahead, Beasley and the Falcons will play the Cardinals in Week 15.
Beasley accounted for two tackles and a 74-yard fumble return touchdown during Sunday's 26-16 loss to Baltimore.
Beasley's zig-zagging scoop and score early in the second quarter provided him with his second career touchdown, as well as his first fumble recovery since 2016. Still, it's been a largely maladroit season for Beasley, who entered the year with aspirations to return to previous All-Pro form. Outside of a breakout two-sack performance against Dallas in Week 11, Beasley has accounted for only one sack and 10 tackles all season. Upcoming next is a matchup against a Green Bay offensive line that ranked bottom five in sacks allowed before holding Arizona to just one in a Week 13 loss.
Beasley collected two sacks and three combined tackles during Sunday's 22-19 loss to the Cowboys.
Following a six-game drought, Beasley got back in the sack column Sunday by dragging Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott to the ground twice for a total of minus-17 yards. Prior to his Week 11 breakout, Beasley had averaged one sack every 3.83 games since the start of the 2017 season. This after averaging nearly one sack per game (15.5 in 16 appearances) and being named a First-Team All-Pro in 2016. Atlanta desperately hopes to get the best of Beasley and this Falcons pass rush Thursday night, going up against a No. 1 scoring Saints offense that's allowed an NFL-low nine sacks this year.
Beasley has seven tackles and one sack on the season coming into Atlanta's Week 9 game against Washington.
Since pacing the NFL with 15.5 sacks during 2016, Beasley has managed only six sacks over his past 22 games, while second-year man Takkarist McKinley appears to be emerging as the team's most consistent provider of quarterback pressure. Sunday the two young edge rushers will face off with Alex Smith and a Redskins offensive line that has allowed the eight-fewest sacks in 2018 (13).
Beasley was limited in practice again Friday as he continues to nurse a minor ankle injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Beasley's ankle issue will be monitored heading into Sunday's tilt against the Steelers, as the pass rusher was unable to log a full practice this week. Fellow defensive end Derrick Shelby (groin) has already been ruled out for Week 5, so the team could rely heavily on Takkarist McKinley if Beasley were to suffer a pregame setback.
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