Cole Beasley
WR BUF (6)
4 days ago

Beasley caught all five of his targets for 44 yards during Friday's 27-14 win over Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Four of Beasley's five targets came on the Bills' opening drive as Josh Allen turned to the veteran slotman early and often. There was some question as to how a prolific underneath target like Beasley would matchup with a bazooka-armed talent like Allen, who isn't necessarily known for his accuracy and touch. Friday showed that the pairing can be pretty darn good, with Beasley offering opportunities for Allen to get in rhythm before taking shots deeper downfield. If Beasley is able to turn into Allen's security blanket underneath, his value could climb.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (6)
2 weeks ago

Beasley hauled in his only target for 13 yards in the Bills' 24-16 preseason win over the Colts on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Signed to a four-year, $29 million contract this offseason, Beasley is expected to reprise the slot role he was so proficient in during his Dallas days and serve as a trusted safety valve for promising second-year quarterback Josh Allen. The 30-year-old wideout played relatively sparingly in Thursday's exhibition opener, although he did see his initial catch, a seven-yard grab, wiped out by an offensive holding penalty. Beasley could see more action over the next two preseason games as Allen looks to develop rapport with his top receivers.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (6)
4 weeks ago

Beasley (abdomen) is working with the starters at Thursday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The same goes for Zay Jones and John Brown, while Robert Foster and others are relegated to taking snaps with the backups. Beasley apparently is back in good health after having core muscle surgery during the offseason.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (6)
2 months ago

Beasley, who continues to recover from core abdominal surgery, is practicing on a limited basis Tuesday, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beasley was unable to practice during the last round of practices, so this is a positive development, as the plan all along has been for the team's free-agent acquisition to be full-go for training camp.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (6)
3 months ago

Beasley is working his way back from core abdominal surgery and is expected to be good to go by training camp, Mark Ludwiczak the Bills Digest reports.

EDGE Analysis

The surgery was to correct his osteitis pubis, a rare groin/abdomen injury that he suffered during training camp last season. He ultimately played through it, but opted for surgery this offseason. He is now entering his eighth season and first away from Dallas. The 30-year-old pass catcher currently projects as the third wide receiver on the Bills' depth chart behind John Brown and Zay Jones.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (6)
3 months ago

Beasley was not participating in OTAs on Tuesday after undergoing core muscle surgery a few weeks ago, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear exactly what led to the injury and ultimately surgery for Beasley, and it is also unknown how long the wideout will remain on the sidelines. It's all speculation at this point, so consider Beasley day-to-day until the Bills can provide a more concrete update on his timeline.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (6)
5 months ago

Beasley intends to sign a four-year, $29 million contract with the Bills, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bills have beefed up their wideout corps in a hurry, adding Beasley and John Brown to a group that previously had minimal depth behind Zay Jones and Robert Foster. The team now has four wide receivers that can make a legitimate case for regular snaps, though it's safe to assume Beasley will be signed with a consistent slot role in mind. Dividing playing time outside between Brown, Jones and Foster figures to be the greater challenge, and there won't be a ton of catches to go around unless Josh Allen improves his accuracy.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (6)
7 months ago

Beasley said he will prioritize utilization over money when evaluating the market for his services this offseason, The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beasley said he's open to re-signing with the Cowboys, despite asserting that the team's front office pressures the coaching staff to throw the ball to certain players. He specified that he'd like to see 5-to-8 targets per game instead of three or four, but he passed on an opportunity to blame recently fired offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. The 29-year-old seems to be referring to his minimal workload in the playoffs, considering he finished the regular season with his second-best marks for receptions (65), yards (672) and targets (87). The latter number works out to 5.4 per game, landing on the low end of the aforementioned range. Slated to become an unrestricted free agent after playing out the entirety of a four-year, $13.6 million contract, Beasley conceivably could see a few additional targets in a pass-happy offense, but it's hard to imagine any team viewing him as more than a secondary or tertiary option. He'll turn 30 in April and doesn't have the size or speed to make an impact outside of the slot.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (6)
7 months ago

Beasley finished the regular season with 65 catches on 87 targets for 672 yards and three touchdowns.

EDGE Analysis

After a disappointing 2017, the slot receiver was able to rebound somewhat, although his numbers still didn't make him a particularly appealing fantasy asset. Beasley was in the final year of his contract, and while Jerry Jones is among the most loyal owners in the NFL when it comes to re-signing players, the Cowboys will have bigger priorities in free agency and a new offensive coordinator, so there's no guarantee the 29-year-old will be back in Dallas next season.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (6)
7 months ago

Beasley (ankle) is listed as active Saturday against the Rams, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Upon completion of a pregame warmup that included work on resistance cords -- per Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News -- Beasley has been given clearance to play through a high-ankle sprain from the Cowboys' training staff. Beasley handled 41 percent of the offensive snaps in the wild-card victory versus the Seahawks, but it remains to be seen if he can approach that number this weekend. Consequently, fellow wideouts Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and even Noah Brown are better bets to be on the receiving end of passes from Dak Prescott.