It’s no secret that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had some injury trouble this season. Ever since the preseason, it seems like players, both stars and role players alike, have been dropping like flies. Tom Brady will always be the most important piece, but even he can’t do it all alone.
This trend continued into the regular season when after game one, nearly the entire receiving unit was either out, or playing injured going into Week 2.
The team’s offensive production has clearly been lacking pretty dramatically this season when compared to the last two, so it’s no shock at all that Tom Brady wanted to try and remedy this with a new signing.
It’s now official that the Bucs have signed veteran 33-year-old receiver, Cole Beasley to the practice squad and he is expected to be elevated to the active roster very quickly.
After not managing to come to an agreement with the Buffalo Bills after last season, Beasley has been a free agent. However, he has made it clear that he never retired and still felt he had a lot to offer a team that was willing to sign him.
Well, considering Brady’s familiarity with the receiver after playing against one another for years and his desperate need for help on offense, it’s been reported that Brady openly pushed for the signing.
This has come to be a regular thing for the Bucs during Brady’s tenure, as multiple players have signed with the team over the last few years for the chance to play with the GOAT.
With Julio Jones and Chris Godwin likely out at least another week, plus Mike Evans serving a one game suspension, Beasley could provide Brady with some reliable hands during the next few weeks and even all year depending on different factors.
While the signing of Beasley in no way dramatically improves the offense, it does help put a bandage over the wound. Considering that during Week 2 Scotty Miller had more targets than other Bucs receiver, the Bucs needed to make something happen if they actually want to win games.
This should help.
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