TAMPA — Cole Beasley didn’t have to wait long to make an impact in his first game with the Bucs.
On the first series against the Packers last Sunday, the 33-year-old veteran helped convert a fourth-and-1 situation with a 4-yard reception.
Beasley finished with only three catches for 12 yards on four targets in the Bucs’ 14-12 loss. But that’s not bad for a player who missed training camp and the entire offseason and only had three days of practice. He participated in 14 percent of the snaps.
“He’s a competitor, he’s very smart,” coach Todd Bowles said of Beasley on his weekly radio show. “He’s competitive as heck.”
Beasley was elevated from the practice squad to the 53-man roster Saturday for the second straight week.
The Bucs can activate Beasley from the practice squad one more time; but the fourth time, he would have to be signed to the active roster.
The Bucs have several receivers who are questionable for the game. Although Mike Evans returns from a one-game suspension, receivers Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) were limited in practice.
Both would appear to be game-time decisions. Receiver Breshad Perriman is doubtful with knee/hamstring injuries.
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