Bills sign Cole Beasley to 53-man roster ahead of playoffs

In a way, Cole Beasley is only now officially back with the Buffalo Bills. Although, he already was.

Ahead of facing the Miami Dolphins (9-8) in the Wild-Card round on Sunday, the Bills (13-3) announced that Beasley was signed to the active roster.

In December, the 33-year-old signed to the team’s practice squad and had already made appearances with the Bills via callups from the taxi squad. Albeit, minimal ones.

In two games since his return to Buffalo, Beasley has made only two catches, on two targets, both for nine yards. He’s only played 17 total snaps on offense, however, he was getting some in against the Cincinnati Bengals but that game went down as a no contest due to Damar Hamlin’s injury.

In signing Beasley to the playoff roster, the Bills are left with an extra callup spot against the Dolphins. Buffalo has two each game, and can still use one on fellow veteran John Brown if they so choose, but the team no longer has to use up both on two players at the same position group.

In Week 18 against the New England Patriots, the Bills only called up Brown.

In a corresponding move, offensive lineman Justin Murray was released. He was active for five games this season, appearing in 23 total snaps for the Bills, 22 of which were on special teams.

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Story originally appeared on Bills Wire