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NFL: The Buccaneers would have hired Cole Beasley to their practice team

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly signed veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley to their reserve team, according to ESPN.

Beasley was released by the Buffalo Bills last March and still hasn’t signed with a new roster as a free agent. The Bucs aim to integrate him into the current roster according to NFL Network.

The Bills granted Beasley a look for a trade in March, but immediately cut him, freeing up $6.1 million in payroll.

The 33-year-old American will join a group of wide receivers absent from Tampa Bay for week three of the schedule against the Green Bay Packers. Mike Evans has been suspended for one game, while Chris Godwin and Julio Jones are out through injury.

Beasley finished the past two seasons with 82 pass receptions in each. He had only missed one game in 2020 after testing positive for Covid-19. He has also received several fines from the NFL for violating the league’s Covid-19 protocol for not being vaccinated.

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