Cole Beasley Retires 2 Weeks After Joining The Buccaneers
Cole Beasley has decided to retire. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo, the veteran wideout retired on Wednesday after 11 seasons.
Beasley, who is 33 years old, had only signed with the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 days earlier.
Beasley appeared in two games for the Buccaneers this season, catching four of his five targets for 17 yards in 13 total offensive snaps.
After going undrafted in 2012, Beasley spent three years with the Buffalo Bills and seven years with the Dallas Cowboys before joining the Buccaneers.
In 2021, Beasley made headlines all over the NFL because he spoke out against the league's COVID-19 vaccine rules. He talked about leaving the NFL over the rules and got into several fight about it.
During that season, Beasley was penalized up to $100,000 for several COVID-19 procedure violations with the Bills.
He also missed one game after coming into touch with a Bills employee who tested positive but was vaccinated.
At the end of his NFL career, he will have caught 554 career receptions for 5,726 receiving yards and 34 receiving touchdowns.
Beasley was best recognized as a reliable slot receiver with a career catch rate of 71%. He also had a 7.3 yard per target average.