Update: Cole Beasley has officially re-signed with the Bills as of Tuesday morning
Following their Week 14 victory in a revenge game over the New York Jets, the Buffalo Bills continue to sit atop the AFC. The number one-seeded Bills are now 10-3 as they have a few days off prior to a Saturday divisional tilt with the Miami Dolphins.
But, before they take on Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins, Josh Allen and the Bills could end up finding themselves just one more weapon on offense.
After elevating John “Smokey” Brown from their practice squad this past weekend, to give the roster an old, familiar face, the Bills may now be reuniting with yet another one.
An interesting tweet came out Monday evening from someone who appeared to have sat next to a former Bills All Pro.
Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley liked a tweet stating he had been seen on a flight to Western New York.
Yes, you read that correctly. The former All Pro did indeed like the above tweet stating that he was on a flight to Buffalo.
It could be a coincidence, but it could also mean that Buffalo is attempting to reunite some old friends. Just take a look back at what Stefon Diggs had to say after the Bills elevated Brown from the practice squad a few days ago.
"”The band’s almost back together.”"
Did Diggs’ words signal that Brown was not the end of the Bills’ moves to come? One might venture to think so.
If Beasley is indeed set to sign back with the Bills, their receiving core will be at full strength, chock-full of weapons for Josh Allen as Buffalo prepares for a Super Bowl run.
Allen already has a versatile group with Diggs, Gabe Davis, Isaiah McKenzie, Khalil Shakir and Brown. Add in the sure-handed Beasley, who must have a few snaps left in him, and Allen’s arsenal will officially be locked and loaded.
In three seasons with Buffalo before taking a hiatus, Beasley caught 231 passes for 2,438 yards and 11 touchdowns.
He briefly signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this year when Mike Evans’ suspension was in effect, but only appeared in two games and caught just four passes.
Beasley signing back with the Bills would give the team another weapon, sure, but he’s become more of a polarizing figure over the past couple of years. Between his politics and stance on the world’s handling of the pandemic, hopefully his views and differences of opinion can be overlooked and untouched in effort to hoist the Lombardi.