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Vic Beasley’s on track for Week 7, but probably won’t suit up against the Dolphins


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Good news: Vic Beasley has practiced two days in a row. Bad news: I’m extremely doubtful he’ll actually play this week.

Getting Vic back against the Dolphins would put him ahead of schedule in his recovery, and if he’s still favoring his leg in any fashion, he wouldn’t appear to be ready to take on the kind of workload that would make him worth activating. Ten snaps of Vic Beasley are ten good snaps, sure, but if he’s at all slowed or limited, you’re probably better off giving those snaps to Takkarist McKinley, who is healthy and very good.

That’s the crux of the question with Beasley in general: When will he be fully healthy? The Falcons are not a dumb organization, which means they’re not going to rush him back out of a sense of panic, but they are going to milk the uncertainty for all its worth against opponents until he is back. Unfortunately, we don’t know any better than they do.

An early guess at inactives, then, would featured Vic Beasley, Courtney Upshaw, Mohamed Sanu, and some combination of your typical weekly selections, like Jermaine Grace, Brian Hill, and Sean Harlow. The Falcons would still be healthier than they have been in weeks with that list, but we’ll still be eagerly awaiting Vic’s return.