On Friday, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane said the team has allowed wide receiver Cole Beasley to pursue a trade.
Cole Beasley’s four-year, $29 million deal is entering its final year, and he will take up $7.6 million in cap space next season. Cutting or trading Cole Beasley would free up $6.1 million in cap space for the Buffalo Bills, leaving $1.5 million in dead money. The Buffalo Bills’ salary cap is currently $1 million over next season’s projected salary cap.
Cole Beasley, 32, had 82 catches last season, the same number as 2020, but 274 fewer yards and one touchdown, the fewest of his career since 2012.
Cole Beasley missed a game due to a positive test for the new crown. He has repeatedly stated publicly on social media that he is against the new crown vaccine and is also dissatisfied with the new crown policy of the NFL/NFL Players Union. According to reports, Cole Beasley has been punished by the league several times for violating the new crown regulations.
Receiver will also be a position that the Buffalo Bills will need extra attention offseason, Isaiah McKenzie is about to return to free agency, and Stefon Diggs may also need to negotiate a contract extension.