The Bills made the move to cut their top slot receiver Cole Beasley to free up salary cap space a day after making a huge splash in free agency by signing two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Von Miller to a six-year contract.
Beasley’s tenure in Buffalo was already in question with his release coming two weeks after the Bills granted the 10th-year player permission to negotiate a trade. Beasley had one year left on a four-year contract he signed with Buffalo as one of the team’s key free-agent additions in 2019 after spending his first seven seasons in Dallas.
His departure further drains Buffalo’s depth at receiver behind Stefon Diggs, with Emmanuel Sanders entering free agency and having yet to determine whether he’ll retire. Gabriel Davis returns for a third season and Buffalo re-signed Isaiah McKenzie to a two-year contract on Monday.
Bills release WR Cole Beasley. pic.twitter.com/FE4UOnLH2N
— NFL (@NFL) March 17, 2022
The #Bills are releasing WR Cole Beasley today, sources say.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 17, 2022