The organization has decided to bring in a typically sure-handed receiver on Tuesday to help with some of these struggles moving forward.
Buccaneers beat reporter Greg Auman reported on Tuesday morning that the organization is signing veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley pending a physical for the veteran wide receiver.
I can confirm Bucs are signing veteran receiver Cole Beasley, pending a physical. He's 33, but his career catch rate is 71 percent, and Bucs struggled to catch Tom Brady's passes Sunday with their top 2-3 receivers unavailable.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) September 20, 2022
Tampa has had some key injuries from wide receivers to begin the season, with both Julio Jones and Chris Godwin missing Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.
There was controversy surrounding his role in the NFL due to his presumed vaccination status while with the Bills, but the Buccaneers seemingly found their need at wide receiver to be more important than Beasley likely remaining unvaccinated.
Beasley had proven in the past that he can be a very underrated asset in the league if put in the right situation, and Brady has made stars out of similar slot receivers in the past in Wes Welker and Julian Edelman with the Patriots.
It remains unclear if Beasley will play that much of a role in Tampa Bay, but it is a low-risk and high-reward signing if everything plays out right for the organization.