Cole Beasley has found a new home.
The former Bills wide receiver, 33, is added to the Buccaneers practice squad, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday morning, “with the hope that he will soon be elevated to the active roster,” according to a source.
Beasley, who has spent the past three seasons at Buffalo, would be on Tom Brady’s ‘radar’ for some time now, and that the 45-year-old quarterback ‘pushed’ the Buccaneers to ‘bring in another wide receiver veteran,” by Garafolo.
In his senior year at Buffalo, Beasley had 82 receptions for 693 yards and a touchdown during the 2021 regular season. He was released by the Bills in March, the same month he was cleared to seek a job.
Beasley’s tenure at Buffalo was not without drama, however, as he also spoke out on social media regarding his decision not to get a COVID-19 shot.
Should Beasley be elevated to the active roster sooner rather than later, he could serve as an immediate asset to Brady, who has recently lacked some of his offensive weapons. Julio Jones was ruled out in Week 2 with a knee injury, and veteran wide Mike Evans was sent off in Sunday’s win over the Saints after a skirmish with the New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Evans has since been suspended for one game.
The Buccaneers host the Packers on Sunday afternoon.
New York Post