Buccaneers to sign Cole Beasley

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The Buccaneers are adding a veteran wide receiver.

Cole Beasley will sign with the Bucs, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

Beasley will initially sign with the Buccaneers’ practice squad, but he’ll be elevated to the active roster soon.

According to the report, Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who had been pushing to bring in another veteran wide receiver, was involved in the decision to sign Beasley.

Last year with the Bills, Beasley caught 82 passes for 693 yards and one touchdown. He now joins a Buccaneers receiving corps that is good when everyone is available, but is without Mike Evans while he serves a one-game suspension, and Julio Jones while he recovers from a knee injury.

47 responses to “Buccaneers to sign Cole Beasley

  1. and Chris Godwin …. who is also recovering from an injury. Not sure how he get’s overlooked. A #1 receiver on most teams in the league.

    Brady doesn’t look healthy either.

  2. That’s what good teams do .. fill holes when they need/have to. Being a Packer fan I don’t like saying that but it’s true.

  3. Good luck stop them 4 wide with everyone healthy. Beasley is still one of the best route runners in the league. Wish he was paired with Tom earlier in his career though.

  4. I didn’t like the way he handled the vax situation, but it’s time to move on. I hope no one objects to Beasley’s signing for political reasons. If he’s good enough to play, then that’s good enough.

  5. 2 games in and this banged up on offense. Seems unlikely the Bucs can make it 17 games at this rate and have much success.

  6. Meh, not a big risk bring him in and see what he has left. TB12 will make the call to cut him or not.

  7. Make America Great Again says:
    September 20, 2022 at 8:39 am
    Call Julian and The Gronk !!!!
    Julian won’t play for the Bucs, only the Pats if he comes back.
    With Jules, it’s not all about, ME ME ME ME.
    Jule’s Pats legacy will stand the test of time. Brady’s is already gone.

  8. So much hate on here for Beasley. He is only 33 yrs old, plenty left in the tank, and historically is exactly the type of WR Brady loves!

    As a Bucs fan, I am loving this signing. Low cost, low risk, for a solid scrappy polished route runner who makes tough catches!!!

  9. IMO, Cole Beasley is a Good player. H will likely shine on the slant routes for Brady. I wish my team had signed him.

  10. YouEnjoyMyself says:
    Brady loves a good check down guy.
    You give Brady a top five defense and three checkdown guys and he’s going to win you some games.

  11. Brady wants slot receivers (or any receivers) make shoestrings catches. Brady likes to throw low. Gronk is known for catching those ground-seeking balls.

  12. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    September 20, 2022 at 12:21 pm
    Average WR at this stage of his career

    With a below average QB throwing him the ball. 23rd ranked passer rating in the league. Yikes.

  13. iloveyouneighbor says:
    September 20, 2022 at 10:50 am

    Jule’s Pats legacy will stand the test of time. Brady’s is already gone.
    Sure, Brady’s legacy of giving the Patriots a dynasty over 20 years is surely gone, yup the GOAT all but forgotten, that makes a lot of sense.

  14. With a below average QB throwing him the ball. 23rd ranked passer rating in the league. Yikes.

    I see him at #20 after 2 whole games. Yet the Bucs are 2-0. Yikes!

  15. As much as I didn’t care for the vaccine stuff with him, I loved watching him with the Bills. Great player. Sad to see him go. Assuming he is in playing shape, I guarantee, Brady will find use him. He is about as reliable a receiver as you can hope for. Rarely drops anything…can catch the ball in heavy traffic… loved having him on 3rd downs. Good luck Beasley!

  16. It seems like Tampa’s WR core has had the most injuries in NFL since Brady showed up. Why they let Godwin play game 1 is a mystery. Sure, the ACL might hold up… but you risk other injuries compensating for the ACL. Beasley is a good signing for them, surprised he was still available—especially now that COVID is over. He’ll put up some yards, nothing great.

  17. beej says:
    September 20, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    Beasley played a playoff game with a freaking broken leg. You want guys like that on your team


    He also missed important game time due to refusing to get a vaccination that millions of kids have gotten.

    Choosing weird ideology over his teammates and the fortunes of his team – is that really who you want on your team?

  18. to “kevpft”
    deciding not to get a vaccination that was (necessarily) rushed and therefore not tested to normal non-emergency standards – never mind was completely unnecessary for 99.9% of children – is a “weird ideology”…so you’re basically saying “my body, my choice” is a weird ideology? doubtful. just a wild guess, but you like totalitarianism…”my body my choice” only applies when your masters tell you it’s politically necessary. and as far as “over his teammates and the fortunes of his team”….if masks were “following the science” (and my guess is you are still a triple masker) then what does it matter if another person does or does not have the vaccine….never mind that the real truth all along was the vaccine doesn’t prevent getting Covid, it might, in certain circumstances minimize the effects of the virus, depending on the strain.

  19. Similar to Welker and Edelman, runs good routes, catches the ball and holds onto it, can take a hit, very effective on third down.

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