Bills find Cole Beasley’s replacement; reportedly sign Jamison Crowder

Jamison Crowder, New York Jets (Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports)
Jamison Crowder, New York Jets (Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports) /

One of the big changes the Buffalo Bills made this offseason was when they released Cole Beasley and this was a need they were going to have to address. Since joining the Bills in 2019, he has been a big part of their offense as the team’s starting slot receiver.

While Isaiah McKenzie looked like he could be the answer to replace Cole Beasley, the Bills reportedly added an experienced wide receiver Jamison Crowder. He is a veteran receiver who has played almost exclusively in the slot.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the deal is reportedly one-year and worth $4 million.

Buffalo Bills address a big need by signing Jamison Crowder

Crowder was a fourth round pick by Washington in 2015 and played four seasons there before leaving in free agency and signing with New York Jets in 2019. Over the past three seasons, Buffalo has had a front-row seat to just how good Crowder can be as he has had some of his best games against the Bills.

In his first game with the Jets, he played against Buffalo and had a career-high 14 receptions on 17 targets. He will finish his time with the Jets recording 188 receptions, 1,979 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns which is impressive considering he had Sam Darnold and Zach Wilson primarily as his quarterbacks during that time.

Crowder will now step into a situation where he has arguably the best quarterback in the NFL in Josh Allen throwing him the ball. In the past two seasons with the Bills, Cole Beasley has recorded 164 receptions which should now go to Crowder.

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He is not a player that is going to beat teams with great speed but is an excellent route runner and one that understands the position and how to create space in an area of the field where there isn’t much. The addition of Jamison Crowder helps solidify the slot position and improve the wide receiver group as a whole.