Cole Beasley campaigned Tom Brady for a chance to join the Bucs

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Cole Beasley has remained a free agent since the Bills cut him in March. Six months later, the receiver finally has a job.

The Buccaneers signed him to their practice squad this week, but it didn’t come until Beasley expressed interest in playing with Tom Brady.

Beasley didn’t have Brady’s phone number, so the receiver began bugging the quarterback on Instagram.

“I’m going to be honest: I was hitting him up a lot. I slid into his [direct messages] for sure,” Beasley said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “I’m sure a lot of guys do that. It’s been awhile. He didn’t really say anything until recently.

“I’ve been wanting to play with Brady for a long time, so it’s exciting for me. I’m excited for the opportunity and just ready to get back at it. You know, it’s a humbling experience kind of waiting this long. It’s the first time I’ve never been through a [training] camp. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.”

Beasley, 33, will hit the ground running.

Mike Evans is suspended for this week. Julio Jones (knee) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) missed Sunday’s game against the Saints and did not practice Wednesday. Russell Gage (hamstring), Breshad Perriman (knee) and Scotty Miller (calf) were limited Wednesday.

Beasley has 550 career receptions in 10 seasons, and he had 82 catches for 693 yards and a touchdown for the Bills in 2021.

“I was ready to get in somewhere and show that I could still play,” Beasley said. “There’s a lot of guys here who have had a lot of success. So really, I look at it as you can take a lot from each guy, you know? There’s something we can each get from each other and make each other better, so I’m excited for that.”

Beasley’s size — 5 foot 8, 174 pounds — makes him similar to the slot receivers Brady had in New England. Wes Welker, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola all had their best success with Brady.

“That was one of the reasons I always wanted to play for him,” Beasley said. “He’s had a lot of success with those types of guys.”

17 responses to “Cole Beasley campaigned Tom Brady for a chance to join the Bucs

  1. I’m sure Tom Brady completely ignored him while he unsuccessfully lobbied for the thousandth time to bring back Antonio Brown. “Come on, Jason! I need him! He wasn’t THAT crazy or distracting!” Instead they brought in the next biggest headcase he could find.

  2. Antonio Brown, Cole Beasley, Brady shoes he has absolutely no ethics at all. At this point, Brady has absolutely, no idea why he is playing.

  3. You can just hear the desperation oozing for Cole as he speaks. This won’t end well for him — or Tommy…

  4. Beasley is sore the Bills cut him, but he brought a lot of negative publicity to them. When you have a team on the cusp of winning a SB you need to keep distractions to a minimum.

  5. I think Beasley is kind of a knucklehead for a variety of reasons. I will admit that he’s a pretty effective receiver, and if he’s still got some juice he may do well with Brady

  6. touchback6 says:
    September 21, 2022 at 10:37 pm
    Beasley was removed by Jon Jones every time. The guy is so overrated.

    A good nickel takes him out

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    Maybe the pats should have game planned to shut down diggs instead of Beasley.

  7. When opposing D double the WRs or play cover 2, one of their weaknesses is crossing patterns underneath. Having a quick tough slot receiver who can catch in heavy traffic and hold on to the ball when hit by LBs is a definite asset.

  8. I love Cole Beasley. He works to catch the ball. Cowboys didn’t use him enough. You can knock his teeth out and he just spits and is ready to go again. ❤️

  9. billshistorian says:
    September 22, 2022 at 12:25 pm
    touchback6 says:
    September 21, 2022 at 10:37 pm
    Beasley was removed by Jon Jones every time. The guy is so overrated.

    A good nickel takes him out

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    Maybe the pats should have game planned to shut down diggs instead of Beasley.

    The guy who covered Diggs was kinda terrible at it then wanted a lot of money and now he’s gone. Maybe if he really shut down Diggs he’d get paid what he wanted. It’s not rocket science.

    Bills are the measuring stick now in the AFC East and I am looking forward to seeing how my team measures up with them in December.

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