Raiders Promote DE Vic Beasley & DE Chris Smith, Place S Jeff Heath On IR

The Las Vegas Raiders announced that they placed veteran S Jeff Heath on their injured reserve on Saturday and promoted DEs Vic Beasley and Chris Smith from their practice squad. 

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Beasley, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Falcons back in 2015. He played out the final year of his four-year, $14.5 million contract but the Falcons picked up his fifth-year option worth $14,200,000 for the 2019 season.

The Titans signed Beasley to a one-year contract worth up to $12 million this offseason which included a $6 million signing bonus and $3.5 million guaranteed. He was placed on the non-football injury list back in August and was activated coming out of training camp. 

Unfortunately, Tennessee opted to release Beasley midway through the season and he signed on to the Raiders’ practice squad last month. He’s bounced on and off Las Vegas’ active roster. 

In 2020, Beasley has appeared in six games and recorded three total tackles, one tackle for loss, no sacks, and one forced fumble. 


Heath, 28, wound up signing on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Saginaw Valley back in 2013. He managed to make the 53-man roster as a special teams contributor and a backup safety in each of his first three years in the league before signing a four-year extension with Dallas.

The Raiders signed him to a two-year, $8 million deal back in March. 

In 2020, Heath has appeared in 12 games and recorded 33 total tackles, one tackle for loss, three interceptions, and three pass defenses. 

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