Buccaneers elevate Cole Beasley to active roster

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Cole Beasley is set to make his debut for the Buccaneers tomorrow.

The Bucs elevated Beasley from the practice squad to the active roster today, which means he will almost certainly be on the field for tomorrow’s game against the Packers.

A veteran wide receiver who just signed with the Bucs this week, Beasley has been picking up the offense quickly, according to head coach Todd Bowles. That’s what the Bucs were hoping for when they signed him, knowing they’re thin at wide receiver with Mike Evans suspended, Chris Godwin out with an injury and Julio Jones and Russell Gage both questionable with injuries.

Beasley was cut by the Bills this offseason and didn’t generate much interest in free agency, but the Bucs needed a receiver who could step in and contribute right away, and they think Beasley is that player.

14 responses to “Buccaneers elevate Cole Beasley to active roster

  1. Should be interesting to see how he fits in with their offensive scheme. He’s always reminded me a bit of Julian Edelman. Not sure how much he has left in the tank though.

  2. This isn’t the way Tom thought his last year in the league was going to play out…..

  3. Will be interesting to see if not having a camp hurts Beasley or helps him at his age. He does seem to be comparable to Edelman, Welker, Amendola etc

  4. Wonder if he tried talking Gronk out of retirement. Edelman already said Tom didn’t reach out to him.

  5. Julio has been robbing the bank for too long…. But kudos to him. Wish I could pull that off !

  6. I remember wanting the Patriots to pay up for him in 2019. Sadly it didn’t happen and their top WR after Edelman ended up being Dorsett with a paltry 397 yards. There were so many coverage sacks and throwaways that year and then Brady left for greener pastures. I’ll definitely be tuning in to see how these two do together 3 years later.

  7. “This isn’t how Tom Brady expected his last yr to play out.” – ok let’s just like, calm down. We’re two games in and they’re 2-0 ok. And they may very well have the best defense in football. Godwin isn’t out for the year and neither is Mike evans or Donovan smith. He’s on the most talented team in the NFC when healthy. Relax

  8. He’s a good signing while other guys are out for now, I think he can be pretty decent in the slot. He is older but he was good last year, and he doesn’t need to do much here. Smart veteran WR, good short yardage slot guy to move the chains and make some clutch catches, can run routes well and has good hands, perfect for Brady. If it works out, could end up being a reliable piece rest of the season.

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