Buccaneers Sign Cole Beasley to Practice Squad
NFL Week 2 - With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggling to keep their wide receivers on the field, the team has added yet another familiar name. According to NFL Network's Mike Garofolo, the Buccaneers have signed Cole Beasley to their practice squad with the intention of elevating him to the active roster soon.
Beasley, 33, spent the last three seasons in Buffalo as their primary slot target, finishing 2021 with 693 yards and a touchdown on 82 catches. Beasley is just a year removed from a 2020 campaign that saw him finish 12th among receivers in DYAR and 10th in DVOA.
Tampa Bay is in need of receiving help following the announcement of Mike Evans' one-game suspension for his role in a fight against the New Orleans Saints. On top of that, both Chris Godwin and Julio Jones are nursing injuries that have kept them on the sidelines.
As currently constructed, Tampa Bay's best remaining receiver is Russell Gage, who also predominantly plays in the slot.