Beasley says he chose Bills over Patriots and Cowboys

The new Bills wide receiver met with the media on Thursday

Sal Capaccio
March 14, 2019 - 8:42 pm

Photo: Bob Donnan - USA TODAY Sports

File this one in the “win” column for the Buffalo Bills over the New England Patriots.

For a team that has suffered plenty of losses over the past two decades to Tom Brady and Bill Belichick on the field, it was good to hear a free agent signee say it was the Bills, not the Patriots, who he picked to play for in 2019 and beyond.

Wide receiver Cole Beasley, who spent the first seven years of his NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys, told reporters on Thursday that both his former team, as well as New England, were the other two teams vying for his services when free agency opened this week.

“It was a battle between here and New England, and Dallas, obviously,” the new Bills wide receiver said. “I just wanted to be in place where I’d have more opportunities and this seemed like the place for me to be.”

Beasley's contract with the Bills is reportedly for four years and roughly $29 million. He said the Bills having Josh Allen played a role in his decision.

“Quarterback was a big factor,” he said. “He definitely has a lot of arm talent and ability. I’m just happy to be here and help him do his thing.”

The 30-year-old slot receiver has appeared in 103 games with the Cowboys, catching 319 passes for 3,271 yards and 23 touchdowns. In 2016, Beasley posted career-high totals in receptions (75) and receiving yards (833), while hauling in five touchdowns. Last season in Dallas, Beasley caught 65 passes for 672 yards with three touchdowns.

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