The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently hurting at the receiver position thanks to injuries, yet again.
Couple that with Mike Evans’ one-game suspension and it’s easy to see why the team would look into alternative options that could come in and help out.
Well, Jason Licht and co. have been doing just that. And, they decided to bring in one of the guys they’ve had their eye(s) on in veteran All-Pro Cole Beasley.
Per NFL Network‘s Mike Garafolo, the Buccaneers will sign Beasley to their practice squad. Apparently, Tom Brady made the push for the former All-Pro and he is expected to be elevated to the 53-man roster soon.
News from @gmfb: The #Buccaneers are signing veteran WR Cole Beasley to their practice squad with the expectation he’ll be elevated to the active roster soon, source says.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 20, 2022
Tom Brady pushed to bring in another veteran pass catcher and has had Beasley on his radar for a while. pic.twitter.com/dTBH64cgyR
When it comes to how quickly Beasley can get on the field, it’s simply a matter of how he quickly he learns the playbook. Once that happens, it’s not illogical to assume the former Cowboy and Bill can carve out a nice role while the receiver room gets healthy and unsuspended.
2022 is Beasley’s 11th season in the NFL. The former UDFA has appeared in 149 games with 50 starts and has racked up 550 receptions for 5,709-yards and 34 touchdowns on 775 targets during that span. His best season came just two years ago in 2020, where he recorded 82 receptions for 967-yards and four touchdowns with the Bills.
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