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Tampa Bay Buccaneers put WR Cole Beasley on active roster

Sat Sep 24 5:24pm ET

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted wide receiver Cole Beasley to the active roster from the practice squad on Saturday.

Beasley signed with Tampa Bay on Wednesday. The Buccaneers will be without star receiver Mike Evans for Sunday's game against Green Bay because of a suspension, and two of Tom Brady's other primary options - Chris Godwin and Julio Jones - are hobbled by injuries.

The Bills released Beasley last March, and the 33-year-old receiver remained unsigned until the Bucs brought him in after Evans was suspended for knocking New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore to the ground, escalating a melee during a 20-10 victory over the Saints last Sunday.

Beasley spent the first seven years of his career with the Cowboys, and the past three with the Bills. He had 82 receptions for 693 yards and one touchdown last season.

Tampa Bay also promoted offensive lineman John Molchon to the active roster from the practice squad.

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Dynasty | Cole Beasley has been elevated to the active roster of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Dynasty Analysis: After back-to-back 82-catch seasons, Beasley was waiting for the right opportunity and it came when Tampa Bay's receiving corps was just decimated with injuries and suspensions. It's hard to say what his long-term future is in Tampa Bay, but he's worth a quick add as the Bucs attempt to re-coup from all their injuries. Beasley will likely move him back into the land of the ranked.

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Dynasty | Sammy Watkins has been placed on the injured reserve list and will be out at least the next four games for the Packers. Dynasty Analysis: Stop the presses! This is just the latest in a series of disappointing setbacks for Watkins, who has six catches for 111 scoreless yards in the first two games of the year. Long on talent and short on durability, Watkins will now miss time with a hamstring injury, the latest of a series of soft-tissue injuries he's dealt with through the years. The nine-year veteran was hoping to have a late-career resurgence and actually led the Packers in receiving yards through two games, but this is going to set him back behind Allen Lazard and the likes of both Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson. Watkins has seen his value drop all the way to #109 and the former #4 overall pick of the Bills has reached roster clogger status.

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Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan (knee) will miss the rest of the 2022 season after he suffered a knee injury in the Week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Lewan had already been ruled out for Week 3 against the Las Vegas Raiders, but now the 31-year-old veteran will miss the remainder of the year as well. It's more bad news for an 0-2 Titans team with an offense that has averaged just 273 yards per game through the first two weeks, which is the sixth-worst mark in the NFL. Dennis Daley is expected to step in as the starting left tackle on quarterback Ryan Tannehill's blind side, starting on Sunday against the 0-2 Raiders.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers elevated wide receiver Cole Beasley from the practice squad to their active roster on Saturday ahead of the Week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The Bucs are decimated by injuries at the receiver position, and No. 1 receiver Mike Evans is also suspended for this weekend's game, so Beasley could actually play a limited role against Green Bay after just signing to the practice squad this week. If Julio Jones (knee), who is listed as questionable, cannot play, the Bucs will likely have Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman and Scotty Miller as their top three wideouts for quarterback Tom Brady this weekend. The 33-year-old Beasley will give Tampa some depth for the time being, but he's not worth a waiver-wire pickup at this time.

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Tom Brady Sep 24 12:30pm ET
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (finger) was able to practice in full on Friday and was removed from the final injury report. He will play in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers after showing up on the injury report this week with a right finger injury. The 45-year-old GOAT apparently injured his finger in the Week 2 win over the New Orleans Saints, but it's obviously nothing major. More worrisome this weekend is the fact that he's already without Mike Evans (suspension) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) and could also be without Julio Jones (knee), who is questionable. Brady was without Godwin and Jones last week and threw for just 190 yards with one touchdown against a tough Saints defense.

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Parris Campbell Sep 24 11:10am ET
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Nyheim Hines Sep 24 11:00am ET
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