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Cole Beasley lands on Bills’ non-football injury list

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley has been placed on the non-football injury list, the team announced on Wednesday.

Beasley thrived as the Bills’ slot receiver last season, hauling in 67 receptions for 778 yards and six touchdowns. He also had 106 targets, which was second on the team behind John Brown (115).

The 30-year-old should play a big role once again in 2020, health pending. Buffalo added star wide receiver Stefon Diggs in the offseason, giving the Bills a pair of big-play receivers out wide and an excellent route-runner in the slot.

Bills quarterback Josh Allen said last month he expects the addition of Diggs would open up the field for both Brown and Beasley.

“I think this is going to give them an opportunity to have more chances to catch the ball,” the Bills star explained on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “They had career years and everybody talking about the addition of Stefon Diggs will hurt their value. I think it’s the other way around. John was a 1,000-yard receiver last year. Man-to-man, he’s extremely tough to cover. Cole, on the inside, if you put a nickel on him, he’s a tough cover in man-to-man. I appreciate what Brandon Beane has been doing by putting these guys around me. Now it’s up to us to go out on the field and execute and put the plan together.”

Buffalo expects to challenge for the AFC East crown in 2020. However, they will need to get the best out of both Allen and the receiving corps in order to make strides on the offensive side of the ball.

Hopefully, Cole Beasley will be able to return to action for the Bills in short order.