The Buccaneers have a huge issue at wide receiver right now. The signing of Cole Beasley is going to help that issue greatly.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the best teams in the NFL right now. At 2-0, Tom Brady and company look like one of the best teams in the NFC, but little of that comes because of overwhelming talent at wide receiver.
The Bucs started their first game with a talented trio that rivals any in NFL history, but Tampa is about to go into a game against Green Bay where they could be without all three of their starting receivers.
Mike Evans is suspended with an appeal pending, Chris Godwin and Julio Jones did not play in Week 2, and the depth outside of these three and Russell Gage is shaky.
To help remedy this issue, the Bucs made the smart decision to sign former second-team All-Pro wide receiver Cole Beasley.
Beasley is a long-time veteran in the NFL that is coming off one of the best stretches in his career. With 82 catches in each of his last two seasons for a total of 1,660 yards and five touchdowns, Beasley was one of the best remaining wide receiver free agents on the market.
Beasley’s 2020 performance with the Bills was good enough to land the veteran wide receiver with second-team All-Pro honors. Granted, this is not the same thing as getting the votes for the first team, but it still shows how the media saw one of the best performances from a wide receiver from that season.
A Tuesday signing might be a long shot to make the field on such a short week for a game like the Packers, especially when seeing that Beasley was signed to the practice squad, but finding out about more of the injuries on the roster could reveal plenty about what the Bucs have to do to give Tom Brady enough weapons to beat the Packers.
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