While the Buffalo Bills were focused on trimming their roster to the 53-man maximum by the 4 p.m. Eastern time deadline on Tuesday, August 29, one name jumped out.
Former Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley signed with the New York Giants this offseason, which was not surprising considering the major outflow of former Bills players
to the Meadowlands since Buffalo's former offensive coordinator Brian Daboll took over as head coach last offseason.
While there was some speculation that the 34-year-old slot receiver may make the Giants' active roster,
especially after undrafted free agent Bryce Ford-Wheaton tore his ACL in the team's preseason finale, the team eventually chose a different path.
"Beasley won't be on the initial 53-man roster for the #Giants but is expected to stick around," NFL Network's Mike Garafolo wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
"He could return to the practice squad to get fully healthy first."Beasley missed nearly two weeks this month due to a quad injury,
but The Athletic's Dan Duggan reported on August 27 that the veteran was "close to 100%," increasing his chances of making the 53-man roster.
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