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The Buccaneers are moving WR Cole Beasley up from the practice squad to the roster. That points to him likely playing Sunday against the Packers. We'd hold off on using the slot receiver in fantasy football lineups, though, without seeing what his role will look like.

Bucs HC Todd Bowles is confident that WR Cole Beasley could play vs. the Packers on Sunday, just 5 days after joining the team. "He's quick, catches up to speed real fast," Bowles said. "He understands the system and he's played and gotten a lot of reps under him." We'll see if Beasley is promoted from the practice squad and active on Sunday, but he'd be nothing more than a DFS tournament flier.

The Buccaneers are signing WR Cole Beasley to their practice squad, with the expectation he is soon elevated to the active roster, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. The Bucs have been dealing with multiple WR injuries and will miss WR Mike Evans for a game after his suspension for a Week 2 fight. We'll see whether Beasley can get onto the roster in time for Week 3. We'll also see exactly who else is available at the position once he does make a game-day roster. Beasley will need some help to reach fantasy relevance.

The Bills are releasing WR Cole Beasley, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, saving a little over $6 million against the 2022 cap. That leaves Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis and Isaiah McKenzie as the team's top 3 WRs currently. We'll see what else they do at the position in free agency and the draft. Buffalo signed TE O.J. Howard on Wednesday, so we could see more 2-TE sets with Howard and Dawson Knox this season.

The Bills on Sunday announced that they’ve re-signed WR Isaiah McKenzie on 2-year, $8 million deal. McKenzie caught just 20 passes last year and has yet to top 30 receptions in a season. But he carries upside well beyond that if he can wrest the primary slot job from Cole Beasley, a rumored cut candidate

Per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Bills have allowed WR Cole Beasley to seek a trade. Coming off back to back 82-catch seasons, Garafolo reported that “there is interest” in the 33-year-old slot target. GM Brandon Beane said “no door has been closed,” so it’s not a lock that Beasley plays elsewhere in 2022. Ultimately, we’d be shocked if Buffalo netted anything more than a late-round pick in a potential deal. According to Spotrac, Beasley’s slated to count $7.6 million against the cap in 2022 — a contract year.

Bills beat writer Joe Buscaglia believes it’s “likely” WR Cole Beasley returns to Buffalo next season. Buscaglia even believes Beasley could return “to a more prominent role.” Beasley caught 82 balls for the 2nd straight season but scored just once and notched a laughable 8.5 YPC. The veteran has 1 year left on his deal, although Buffalo can save ~$6 million with his release. Said GM Brandon Beane: “I didn’t sit down with Cole at the end [of the season] and see where he was at and things like that, but yeah, I would anticipate Cole being back.” With Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie slated for free agency, look for Buffalo to add some young talent to this position.

The Bills have activated WRs Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis from the COVID list, taking advantage of the altered league protocol. They'll get a high-ceiling matchup with the Falcons on Sunday but also face plenty of target competition. We'd bet on Beasley reclaiming his slot gig. Davis will have to deal with Emmanuel Sanders, who returned last Sunday after missing Week 15.

The Bills on Tuesday placed WR Cole Beasley on the COVID list. Beasley, of course, was vocally opposed to getting vaccinated over the summer, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has confirmed that Beasley will miss at least 10 days. So he's out for Sunday's game at New England. Isaiah McKenzie will likely take over his role in the slot.

Bills WR Cole Beasley (ribs) put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He was in the same position last week before playing just 9 snaps in the win over the Jets, presumably because of that rib injury. Beasley can’t be trusted in Week 11 fantasy lineups.

Patriots WR Cole Beasley (ribs) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He figures to play vs. the Colts this weekend but can't be trusted in fantasy lineups after playing just 9 snaps last week.

Bills WR Cole Beasley (ribs) did not practice on Wednesday. He wound up playing just 9 snaps last week, presumably because of this rib injury. Beasley can't be trusted in fantasy lineups until we see him back in a full-time role.

Bills WR Cole Beasley (ribs) is not listed on the final injury report. He didn’t play much in the 4th quarter last week and was sidelined on Wednesday. But he got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday and is evidently good to go for this weekend’s plus matchup vs. the Jets.

Bills WR Cole Beasley (ribs) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He should be available for this weekend's game vs. the Jets, but check back tomorrow for another update.

Bills WR Cole Beasley (ribs) did not practice on Wednesday. He suited up with this injury last weekend but barely played in the 4th quarter of the loss to Jacksonville. So he's not a lock to be ready for Sunday's game vs. the Jets. Check back tomorrow for another update.

11:30am EST 11/7/21

Bills WR Cole Beasley (ribs) is active for today’s game vs. the Jaguars. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, but we never sensed concern about his Week 9 status. Beasley is a WR3 with upside in today’s plus matchup.

Bills WR Cole Beasley (ribs) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Jaguars. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, but we haven't sensed concern about his Week 9 status. We'll get Buffalo's inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday.

Bills TE Dawson Knox had surgery on his broken hand and is expected to miss 3 weeks, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Knox has a Week 7 bye, meaning that he should just miss the next 2 games vs. Miami and Jacksonville and return for Week 10. TE Tommy Sweeney is next up on Buffalo's depth chart but is unlikely to be a fantasy factor. WRs Stefon Diggs, Emmanuel Sanders and Cole Beasley should pick up extra targets with Knox out.

The Bills on Friday activated WRs Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis from the COVID list. That comes less than a week after each player got deactivated, which means neither tested positive at all.

Bills WRs Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis have been placed on the COVID list as close contacts to a staff member who tested positive for the virus. Beasley and Davis, of course, are unvaccinated so must stay away from the team for 5 days. This particular instance won't impact their 2021 campaigns -- but both guys come with elevated risk because they're unvaccinated.

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