Buccaneers reportedly sign WR Cole Beasley to practice squad

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed veteran receiver Cole Beasley to the practice squad with the expectation of promoting him to the active roster, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Beasley, 33, played for the Buffalo Bills for the past three seasons after seven years with the Dallas Cowboys. 

He was a serviceable receiver for Buffalo with 82 receptions in each of the past two seasons, totaling five touchdowns and 1,660 yards. 

The Bills released Beasley this offseason after allowing him to seek a trade in early March. He missed one game in 2020 after testing positive for COVID-19 as an unvaccinated player.

The Buccaneers desperately need receiver help this week after recent injuries to Chris Godwin and Julio Jones, and the one-game suspension for Mike Evans after his role in a brawl with the New Orleans Saints in Week 2

Brady is statistically worse when Evans isn't on the field. His passer rating, completion percentage, touchdown-to-interception ratio and yards per attempt are all worse when Evans doesn't play, according to ESPN.

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