4 Potential cap casualties Eagles can target at wide receiver

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player. 16. . . . Cole Beasley, Bills.

Cole Beasley brings something the Eagles’ WR corps needs… consistency.

When the 2022-2023 regular season begins, Cole Beasley will be 33 years old. Statements like that one terrify NFL fans. He might as well be 60, right? Ask yourself a question though. Can you name any receiver on the Eagles roster not named DeVonta Smith that will be better than Beasley in 2022?

Heck, these days, it’s hard to ask yourself if some of these wide receivers will ever be better than Beasley. After ten seasons, the old man continues to chug along, and while Birds fans still harbor a grudge for him because of the seven years that he spent in Dallas with that star on his helmet, he continued to hold Father Time at bay in 2021, adding 82 receptions and 693 receiving yards to the Buffalo Bills’ cause.

Now, he only reached the end zone once, but he wasn’t the focal point of Buffalo’s offense. Still, can you imagine how happy everyone would be if they got 82 catches and 693 receiving yards out of Reagor? We know we’ll never get that out of JJAW. The point is this.

Cole Beasley isn’t the owner of a name that will send Eagles fans into a frenzy, but at this point, we only want two things from the receiving corps, consistency and productivity. We know he’ll give us that. This is another one of those veteran presences that could be fun to have around, but he shouldn’t be added to be anything more than the third or fourth wide receiver on the depth chart.