Bills Rumors: A Cole Beasley reunion could ignite a media firestorm

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For the past 24 hours, there has been an interesting rumor going around Western New York. The Buffalo Bills have a few days before they take on the Miami Dolphins in a Saturday Night Football matchup, but they will officially have a new wide receiver when they take the field that night.

Monday evening, someone tweeted that former Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley was on a flight and on his way to Buffalo.

Of course, fans started wondering just what that meant, especially considering Stefon Diggs had some words a few days ago that could have offered some foreshadowing of a move like this.

“The band’s almost back together,” Diggs said after the Bills elevated John Brown from their practice squad.

The band’s almost back together, huh? Well, with Beasley en route to Buffalo Monday evening, maybe that’s what Diggs was insinuating.

The positive, of course, is that Beasley has rapport with Josh Allen and is a former All Pro. He’s a sure-handed guy who knows how to play well in the winter elements. He’s a savvy veteran. But, the negative is pretty obvious.

Cole Beasley re-signing with the Buffalo Bills could come with a price, especially when it comes to the media.

Beasley may be a good football player, but over the past two years, he has found himself in plenty of controversy due to his stance on the pandemic and all things COVID-related.

Now, I’m not here to sway anybody one way or the other. Everybody has an opinion, and everyone is entitled to that opinion.

But, with Beasley being a sports figure and celebrity, his in-your-face point of view could end up becoming a distraction to the team.

The Bills seemed to do just fine with Beasley, through the height of the pandemic, but he’s gotten even more firm and outspoken when it comes to his political views.

Again, his opinions and attitude are neither a good nor bad thing. He is a human being and is allowed to freely think. But, his views do tend to rub people the wrong way. Whether or not you agree with him on sensitive topics, you have to agree that he could become a major liability.

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With Beasley signing back with the Bills, ideally he can help keep his media time strictly about football and not end up igniting a fire. The last thing this team needs is negative headlines when they’re trying to win a championship.