Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cole Beasley retires after 11 seasons

  • 06-October-2022

Cole Beasley is calling it a career. The veteran wideout retired Wednesday after 11 seasons, as indicated by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo. Beasley, 33, had signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad only 14 days ago.

Beasley played two games for the receiver-depleted Buccaneers this year and got four of his five targets for 17 yards in 13 total offensive snaps. Preceding joining the Buccaneers, Beasley played three years with the Buffalo Bills and seven with the Dallas Cowboys subsequent to going undrafted in 2012.

Beasley made league-wide news in 2021 for being outspokenly against the NFL's Coronavirus vaccine policies. He discussed leaving the NFL over the protocols and took part in different Twitter arguments over the subject. That season, Beasley was fined upward of $100,000 total for various Coronavirus protocol violations with the Bills, and he missed one game in the wake of being a nearby contact with a Bills staff member who tested positive however was vaccinated.

He'll complete his NFL career with 554 career receptions for 5,726 getting yards and 34 getting touchdowns. Beasley was referred to essentially as a reliable slot receiver who had a career catch rate of 71%. He additionally averaged 7.3 yards per target.

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