Cole Beasley
WR FA
Tue 7/26/22 4:00 PM

Beasley said he'd want to rejoin the Cowboys if it meant playing with Dak Prescott again, Jori Epstein of USA Today reports.
EDGE Analysis
It would mean exactly that with Prescott locked in as the franchise QB, but Beasley may not have such a warm relationship with the Dallas front office. The 33-year-old slot receiver reportedly has drawn interest from multiple teams since the Bills released him in mid-March.

Cole Beasley
WR FA
Tue 7/26/22 1:41 PM

Though Beasley remains unsigned, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network suggests "that's not for lack of interest."
EDGE Analysis
With that in mind, Garafolo indicates that the Beasley -- who's coming off back-to-back 82-catch seasons with the Bills -- is staying patient as he waits for the right opportunity/offer to arrive. Depending on where he lands, the 33-year-old could find himself back on the PPR radar in 2022 if he ends up securing a key slot role for his new team.

Cole Beasley
WR FA
Thu 3/17/22 12:02 PM

Beasley is set to be released by the Bills, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
The writing was already on the wall here, as the player and team seemed to have a falling out that got worse over time and the Bills gave him permission to seek a trade earlier this month, something that never materialized. Beasley is still as shifty as anyone on short, middle-of-the-field routes, so he'll make a good pickup for the right team. Meanwhile, Gabriel Davis' star continues to brighten.

Cole Beasley
WR FA
Fri 3/4/22 1:49 PM

The Bills have granted Beasley permission to seek a trade, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Garafolo adds that GM Brandon Beane told him Thursday that the Bills would welcome the slot man back and "no door has been closed" -- however, at this stage, it looks like the 32-year-old could be on the move, either via a trade or by being cut, given his non-guaranteed salary for 2022. Beasley, who is approaching the final year of a four-year contract that he signed with with Buffalo in 2019, is coming off a 2021 campaign in which he recorded 82 catches (on 112 targets) for 693 yards and a TD in 16 games.

Cole Beasley
WR FA
Mon 1/24/22 9:35 PM

Beasley caught six passes on eight targets for 60 yards during Sunday's divisional-round loss to the Chiefs.
EDGE Analysis
This was Beasley's best game since Week 14 against the Buccaneers, as he missed a game due to COVID protocols down the stretch and seemed to have a difficult time getting worked back into a major role in the offense following his return, not to mention he got booed every time he touched the ball in home games the rest of the way from fans not agreeing with his season-long strong stance against vaccinations. Beasley's 82-693-1 line is nothing to sniff at considering there are so many mouths to feed in this high-powered offense, but the emergence of Gabriel Davis, tight end Dawson Knox and even running back Devin Singletary cut into some of Beasley's production in 2021, namely in the red zone. He has one more year left on his contract, and we imagine that even though the front office may have grown frustrated with some of the attention he brought to the locker room this season, he's too valuable to the team and too good at his middle-of-the-field role to not to be given anything less than strong consideration for the Bills' 2022 plan.

Cole Beasley
WR FA
Sun 1/2/22 7:42 PM

Beasley secured two of six targets for 22 yards in the Bills' 29-15 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
The veteran possession man made his return after a one-game stay on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but even with Emmanuel Sanders (knee) out of action, he couldn't make much of an impact. In fairness, Josh Allen was extremely inaccurate and threw for just 120 yards overall, so Beasley could see a boost in his numbers versus the vulnerable Jets secondary in Week 18.

Cole Beasley
WR FA
Wed 12/29/21 10:39 AM

The Bills activated Beasley (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.
EDGE Analysis
Although Beasley is unvaccinated, he'll be eligible to return to practice Wednesday as a result of the NFL's new rules for return timetables for unvaccinated players who test positive for COVID-19. Gabriel Davis (illness) was also activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, so the Bills seem to have a good chance at having their receivers at full strength for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

Cole Beasley
WR FA
Tue 12/21/21 8:06 PM

Beasley won't be available for Sunday's game against the Patriots after he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday due to testing positive for the virus, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Because Beasley is abiding to the NFL protocols for unvaccinated players, he'll have to complete a 10-day quarantine following his positive test, regardless if he's asymptomatic or not. Since Beasley won't be eligible to rejoin the Bills until the middle of next week at the earliest, he'll miss out on a pivotal matchup with New England that could end up deciding the AFC East champion. With fellow wideout Emmanuel Sanders (knee) far from a safe bet to be available Sunday, the Bills could have to rely heavily on Gabriel Davis, Isaiah McKenzie and Jake Kumerow to pick up more reps alongside No. 1 receiver Stefon Diggs.

Cole Beasley
WR FA
Tue 12/21/21 4:20 PM

Buffalo placed Beasley on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
The receiver will now attempt to get cleared in time for the biggest game of the Bills' season Sunday at New England. With Emmanuel Sanders week-to-week with a knee injury, Buffalo's strong passing game suddenly has major issues as the team prepares to face one of the league's better defenses in a hostile environment. It's not known yet whether Beasley tested positive for the virus or is a close contact.

Cole Beasley
WR FA
Sun 12/19/21 4:54 PM

Beasley caught four passes for 35 yards on eight targets against Carolina on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Beasley arguably had a difficult matchup as Josh Allen (foot) dealt with a fiery Carolina pass rush, but the Panthers were also down two of their top three corners, so Beasley mostly worked against backups Sunday. Beasley's target volume was solid as it has been almost all year, but he continued his season-long struggles with getting open downfield. Beasley gets a rematch against the Patriots as Buffalo hits the road for Week 16.