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Bucs activate Cole Beasley from practice squad for Sunday night’s game vs. Chiefs

Receivers Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) have been limited and are questionable to play.
Wide receiver Cole Beasley got his first game reps with the Bucs last week against the Packers.
Wide receiver Cole Beasley got his first game reps with the Bucs last week against the Packers. [ CHRIS O'MEARA | AP ]
Published Oct. 1|Updated Oct. 1

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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