DATs DAVIS: Bucs WR Cole Beasley Retires After Two Weeks With The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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As rumors continue to circulate surrounding future Hall of Famer Tom Brady and his marital status with his wife Gisele Bündchen, another Buccaneers player has decided to step away from the game of football to focus on being a full-time father and husband.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo tweeted that wide receiver Cole Beasley has announced his retirement from the NFL, effective immediately. Beasley’s agents, Joel and Justin Turner, report that their client is ready “to be with his family after playing in 11 seasons” and that the time has come for Beasley to be a full-time father and husband to his wife, Kyrstin Beasley.

Beasley was a free agent acquisition for the Bucs after the team was short-handed at the receiver position. At the time, the Bucs were preparing to take on quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Wide receiver Mike Evans was suspended for one game after his role in the altercation that took place the week prior with New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Evans attempted to appeal the suspension, but the request was ultimately denied. Receivers Julio Jones and Chris Godwin were both dealing with injuries.

Beasley played in both the Packers & Chiefs games, and played a total of thirteen offensive snaps. The receiver netted 17 receiving yards on four of his five total targets. Beasley spent three years as a member of the Buffalo Bills, with the remaining seven as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. The 2021 year saw Beasley active on social media, speaking out against the COVID-19 policies that the National Football League imposed.

On top of being suspended one game for being a close contact with a Bills staff member that had contracted the virus, Beasley accumulated closed to $100,000 in fines for multiple COVID-19 vaccinations.

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