The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Cole Beasley. Here's what Buccaneers fans can expect from their new wide receiver.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly signed veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley to their practice squad.
Given that Tom Brady is the Buccaneers' quarterback, and the current makeup of the wide receiver room, the signing makes perfect sense. Here's what the Bucs and their fans can expect from Beasley.
It's no secret that Beasley has made a career out of banqueting in the slot, first as a member of the Dallas Cowboys and most recently the Buffalo Bills.
Although the Buccaneers receiver room is a crowded one, signing Beasley actually makes a lot of sense. A big takeaway from this move is that Chris Godwin's health is still a major concern for the team.
Godwin also makes his living from the slot, and with his health still very much up in the air each week, it makes sense why the Buccaneers would take an insurance policy at the position.
The other factor here is that, outside of Mike Evans, the rest of this receiving room leaves a bit to be desired, as does the offense as a whole.
There is no harm in bringing another body. It also helps that it's a similar body to other slot receivers that Brady has thrived on in the past.