Yesterday must have been a whirlwind for new Buccaneer wide receiver Breshad Perriman. Around 4:30pm EST, Ian Rapoport broke that Perriman had agreed to re-sign with the Cleveland Browns on a one-year deal worth $4 million, then all hell broke loose.
Less than four hours after verbally agreeing to his deal with Cleveland, Mike Garafolo shattered the NFL landscape by announcing that the Browns had landed superstar wide receiver Beckham Jr. Reports then surfaced that Perriman wanted out of his agreement with Cleveland.
Cleveland general manager John Dorsey and Perriman’s agent Drew Rosenhaus agreed to waive the deal, and Perriman signed the same one-year deal with the Buccaneers shortly after; this news broke around 10:45pm thanks to Adam Schefter.
Reviving his career in Cleveland, the former first round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2015 hopes to carry the momentum he had in 2018, catching deep ball after deep ball from Baker Mayfield, to Tampa Bay where he looks to be the replacement for DeSean Jackson.
Perriman has tallied a total of about 1,000 yards and five touchdowns as he has battled nagging injuries throughout the early part of his career. Known for dropped passes in Baltimore, Perriman was as sure-handed as they came in Cleveland, and the Bucs are hoping to get the latter version of the speedy 6’2 Perriman.