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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Cole Beasley told reporters he contacted quarterback Tom Brady numerous times before signing with the Bucs’ practice squad Wednesday.
Rob Maaddi @RobMaaddi
New #Buccaneers WR Cole Beasley, asked if Tom Brady recruited him, said: In all honesty, I was hitting him up a whole lot.
Beasley also noted that he’s been wanting to play with Brady.
The 33-year-old has played 10 NFL seasonsseven with the Dallas Cowboys and three with the Buffalo Bills. He caught 82 passes for 693 yards and something touchdown for Buffalo last season.
The Buccaneers are short-handed at wide receiver.
Mike Evans is suspended for the team’s game contrary to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday after knocking over SAINTS cornerback Marshon Lattimore during Tampa Bay’s 20-10 win Sunday.
Chris Godwin, who’s coming back from the torn ACL that ended his 2021 season, missed Week 2 with a hamstring injury suffered in a 19-3 Week 1 make an impression on the Dallas Cowboys. Julio Jones sat out Week 2 with a knee injury.
The Bucs still have Russell Gage, Scotty Miller, Jaelon Darden and Breshad Perriman, however they needed depth.
Enter Beasley, a reliable possession receiver who was simply among Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s top targets.
It generally does not appear that Beasley will undoubtedly be on the practice squad for long, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo
Tom Brady pushed to create in another veteran pass catcher and contains had Beasley on his radar for some time. pic.twitter.com/dTBH64cgyR
Beasley also was confident he is able to grab the team’s offense prior to the Packers game.
The Bucs are among just six remaining undefeated teams.