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Report: Giants signing veteran WR Cole Beasley

We discuss the news that Cole Beasley is signing with the New York Giants.

Cole Beasley #11 of the Buffalo Bills scores a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter of the game in the AFC Wild Card playoff game at Highmark Stadium on January 15, 2023 in Orchard Park, New York. Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

The New York Giants are adding to their wide receiver room by signing Cole Beasley before the team reports to training camp, per Mike Garafolo. Beasley is heading into the 12th season of his career, reuniting with Brian Daboll, his offensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills.

Beasley was an undrafted free agent in 2012 and was brought on by the Dallas Cowboys. He got on early and excelled in the slot. His best season in a Cowboys uniform came in 2016 when he had 75 receptions on 98 targets for 833 yards and five touchdowns. Beasley spent seven seasons in Dallas before signing a four-year deal with the Bills in 2019. He finally seemed to come into his own, with Buffalo having at least 778 receiving yards and four touchdowns in each of his first two seasons with the team.

After the 2021 season, Beasley was given the chance to seek a trade from Buffalo. They couldn’t find a trade partner, so he was released. Beasley signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but played in only two regular season games before announcing his retirement on October 5. He stayed retired for only two months before re-signing with Buffalo. Beasley played in two more regular season games but didn’t earn a new deal.

New York challenged itself to provide quarterback Daniel Jones with more options in the passing game. They traded for tight end Darren Waller and drafted Jalin Hyatt. The wide receivers are led by some combination of Darius Slayton, Isaiah Hodgins, Parris Campbell, Wan’Dale Robinson, Sterling Shephard and Hyatt. With so many guys that have experience in the slot, it remains to be seen how Beasley fits into the mold. He could end up being a camp cut ahead of the regular season, but he at least gets another shot at an NFL roster.