Breshad Perriman Is A Cheaper, Safer Alternative To Odell Beckham

November 7th, 2021

Smoother fit.

So by midweek, we will learn just how strong the connections of some at network outfits are with the Bucs as they claim now Tampa Bay is interested in receiver Odell Beckham.

The Browns washed their hands of Beckham last week and he is expected to clear waivers. Why? Because anyone who claims him has to take on some $7.5 million of his salary this season. That’s a big bite.

Joe has maintained that if the Bucs really are interested in bringing in Beckham, that suggests that furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing Antonio Brown’s ankle is messed up more than is widely known.

Beckham, of course, comes with baggage. The major air raid siren for Joe is that Beckham was on a team with serious Super Bowl aspirations yet he forced his way off the team midseason. That tells Joe winning is not important to Beckham.

That, friends, is a telltale sign of a cancer.

And then there is the possibility some NFL insiders have floated: Beckham is no longer the same guy physically as the player who lit up the Manhattan skyline with his stellar play in primetime.

If true, that should give pause to anyone wanting to sign him.

Well, Joe noticed a cheaper, safer option this morning, if the Bucs really need another receiver to take the top off a defense. That’s what Brown and Scotty Miller do, though Miller has been hobbled by turf toe. The Bears cut ties with 2019 Bucs receiver Breshad Perriman.

Now Joe can just hear the fantasy football types howling in rage. This tells Joe these same people have short memories.

In Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians’ first season, Perriman was the designated take-the-top off receiver and he had his best season in the NFL.

Arians, when sifting through guys on the street in midseason to add to his roster, often goes after guys he has a history with or whose paths have crossed his.

Perriman knows the Bucs offense. He knows all the coaches, except assistant Antwaan Randel El is gone. And this time, Perriman would have a better quarterback.

Perriman, 29, has been inactive for every game this season.

In 2019, when Chris Godwin and Mike Evans went down late in the season with injuries, Perriman shined with four touchdown catches and 349 yards in the final three games.

The Bucs know Perriman. Perriman knows the Bucs and the offense. There would be little to no learning curve.

Joe has a hunch Perriman would be a safer, smoother and certainly way cheaper than Beckham if the Bucs need a receiver.

30 Responses to “Breshad Perriman Is A Cheaper, Safer Alternative To Odell Beckham”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I don’t think we even have a CHANCE of signing Odell Beckham.
    Perriman is a real burner, that can take the top off a defense.

  2. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Why did the Bears let him go?

  3. Medicated Pete Says:

    He’s a freakin’ stud & makes Scotty Miller “Scooter” look like the 3rd grade kid that he is

  4. Marine Buc Says:

    Everyone was saying AB was a cancer and would be a locker room problem… AB came in and has been very well behaved and has contributed when healthy.

    OBJ wouldn’t be any worse than AB and I trust Tom Brady and BA’s judgement.

    TBH we should be signing a corner back not a WR. But perhaps our strategy might be to just score 40 plus points a game and play mediocre defense.

  5. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Even with AB out we are still loaded.

  6. Swampbuc Says:

    If Perriman can’t even make it on the Lions or Bears rosters, that is a sign that he’s washed up.

  7. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Agreed Dooosh, I don’t see why the Bucs would stunt Tyler Johnson’s growth by adding a WR.

  8. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Dooosh

    Agreed. Plus Scotty Miller is coming back next week.

    Hey Joe – any word on WR Justin Watson’s status?

  9. Cdog76 Says:

    I like it. Bucs could sign him to a veteran minimum deal. Even the practice squad for an insurance policy.

  10. Alan Collingwood Says:

    Not the time to take chances, IMO. Both Beckham and Perriman would be risks.

  11. SB Says:

    If he can’t play cornerback I don’t want him.

  12. JimBuc2 Says:

    Straight swap. OJ for Perelman, throw in Te Tanner to sweeten the pot if necessary. I’m with Beckles on OJ, he’s done nothing, is overpaid. Just a number, Bears could use some help

    LFG Bucs!
    Let’s Go Brandon!!

  13. Mort Says:

    We don’t need any of these dudes. But sure, sign Perryman to the practice squad as some insurance.

  14. Buc and roll Says:

    Buccaneers have enough offense


    especially secondary

    should be the priority

  15. Joe Says:

    Hey Joe – any word on WR Justin Watson’s status?

    Injured reserve list. And have a hunch if he is taken off the IR list, barring injuries, he will be released.

  16. Surfslowson Says:

    Look at the Browns game today. The get rid of OBJ and their offense goes nuts, addition by subtraction. Please no OBJ, he is not a good teammate, just a big distraction.

  17. WillieG Says:

    Odell? NO DELL!

  18. unbelievable Says:

    I support this.

    I’d take Perriman over OBJ is a heartbeat. He’s dunzo.

  19. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Why do u need either ?

  20. Joe Says:

    Why do u need either ?

    Spelled out in the story.

  21. FrankPillow Says:

    How about a consistent pass-rush and better all around LB and DB play vs all this WR talk?

  22. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Yeah , still havent heard a good reason u need either. Maybe, maybe if AB is out indefinitely . Meh on both.

  23. Buc king Says:

    He’s probably going to be a saint

  24. Tnoles Says:

    Why don’t we try to get Louis Murphy too lol! I’m just saying…. Is someone smoking crack?? Is that a thing anymore?? I’ll stick with what we got if this guys the option. I say wait till after the season when CG is gone then bring in OBJ on a one year prove it deal.

  25. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Tnoles: Replacing Godwin (God forbid) with OBJ would be like the Bucs replacing Tom Brady with Cam Newton. No thanks!

  26. Mickman Says:

    Bears have a horrible offense and rookie QB, bucs don’t need a full time starter they need a back up that can show up from time to time. One thing we do know he(Perriman) is not a concern in the
    Lockeroom and has not had his dad post negatives about other players on his team as to why he is not getting opportunities. The bucs don’t need that stuff.

  27. adam from ny Says:

    i agree with joeski…

    watson will never see another snap for this team…

    and perriman is the best option out there if we are truly in the market for a receiver…

    wouldn’t it be odd that he’s back with the bucs…he probably could have signed a 3 year deal with us after 2019 and still be under contract, as well as being a key depth receiver in the deep room…

    and more so, he would have a superbowl fuggin’ rang…



  28. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    This is a good call.

  29. Izod Says:

    This team is overloaded with WR/TE talent. There is no good argument for going after ANYBODY in the league right now.

    If it doesn’t figure out why it has one of the worst defenses in the league despite having one of the most talented rosters, then it won’t matter if we had 6 All-Pro WRs on the roster.

    Titans crushed the Rams at home, who easily crushed the Bucs. The Titans would wipe the field by 5 TDs against the Bucs. Please waste your time on something a little less stupid than what WRs we should be going after.

  30. Eddie Marz Says:

    Every team tries to make itself better as the season goes on. Hopefully Perriman gives them some juice. Looks like AB will be out along time. GO BUCS!