Former Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley generating interest from NFL teams

Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports) /

Over the past three seasons, Cole Beasley has been a big part of the Buffalo Bills offense. The team signed him as a free agent prior to the 2019 season and he had career years and became one of Josh Allen’s most reliable receivers.

He would have over 100 targets every year with the Bills and averaged 77 receptions and 812 receiving yards per season. In 2020, he was also named to the second-team All-Pro.

However, the Bills elected to make a change this offseason due in part to a high cap hit, and this past season some of his averages did decrease. Even with the decrease and the fact that he is 33 years old, it is surprising that he hasn’t found a new team yet this offseason but this could be by design for Beasley.

Cole Beasley generating interest among other NFL teams

On Tuesday, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo said that Beasley is generating interest from a number of other teams. However, he is trying to be patient to find a chance to join a contender and is looking for a contract more than just the league minimum.

At this point of the offseason it is surprising to see some of the players still available at the position like Odell Beckham Jr. and up until yesterday Julio Jones. However, Jones did sign with the Tampa Bay Bucs and will be joining a good offense led by Tom Brady.

It was interesting to hear that Garafolo did say that the Buffalo Bills did want Beasley back but there were a lot of moving parts and it didn’t happen.

Garafolo did mention the New York Giants and that makes sense with Brian Daboll now head coach and previously being Cole Beasley’s former offensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills. However, Beasley certainly can afford to be patient at this point of the year and he could become a valuable free agent to a team that may suffer a training camp injury at the position.