Wide Receiver Unretires, Joins Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills are reuniting with a familiar pass catcher. According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, wide receiver Cole Beasley is coming out of retirement to join the team for the final stretch of the season.

Beasley briefly played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this season, nabbing four receptions for 17 yards across two games before abruptly calling it quits. He had played his previous three seasons for the Bills.

Beasley should provide another trusted, valuable pair of hands for Josh Allen as the Bills approach the postseason. Beasley logged 231 receptions for 2438 yards from 2019 to 2021 while playing with Allen. More importantly, he added 268 yards in six playoff appearances. He should provide quality depth in the slot behind top wide receivers Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, and Isaiah McKenzie.

Beasley entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 2012. An undersized, slippery slot receiver in the tradition of Wes Welker, he caught 319 balls for 3271 yards over 103 appearances with the Cowboys before eventually signing a four-year, $29 million deal with the Bills in 2019. He'll have a chance at an elusive title with the top-seeded Bills this year. 

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