In some big news for Big Blue last week, the NY Giants removed wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson from the PUP list. With an already-crowded receiving room, what does this mean for the recently signed Cole Beasley?
Robinson was having his best game as a pro before suffering a torn ACL in the Giants’ Week 11 loss to the Lions last season. He posted nine receptions for 100 yards on 13 targets before going down with the knee injury. Now, Robinson himself has said that he’s hoping to take the field when the Giants host the Cowboys in Week 1.
Cole Beasley returning to Giants practice squad
As a result of Robinson no longer being on the PUP list, the G-Men released Beasley when making their roster cuts leading up to the deadline to finalize the 53-man roster before the start of the season. With that said, what’s next for him?
Roughly 24 hours after being released, it was announced Beasley was signed back to the practice squad. This move made a ton of sense. In addition to Robinson, Sterling Shepard is also recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last year. Beasley provides insurance in case either Robinson and/or Shepard suffer any setbacks in their respective recoveries or they are unable to regain their pre-injury form.
Beasley has enjoyed some of the best moments of his career under Giants head coach Brian Daboll during their time together with the Bills. In 2020, Beasley hauled in a career-high 82 receptions while setting a career-high in receiving yards (967). His familiarity with Daboll’s scheme makes him a great depth option to have.
After a failed reunion attempt in Buffalo and a brief stint with the Bucs in 2022, Beasley decided to re-join Daboll and sign with the G-Men. At 34 years old, this may be Beasley’s last chance at making noise in the NFL.
He won't be looked at as a superstar for Big Blue if he ever suits up on Sundays, but the fact of the matter is he's a great option to have for depth purposes on the practice squad. We could see him back on the active roster sooner than later.