Bucs Re-Sign Breshad Perriman

November 9th, 2021

Welcome back.

Over the weekend, Joe suggested two things when it came to a free agent wide receiver.

First, if the Bucs did sign a receiver, that means furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing receiver Antonio Brown’s ankle may be worse than first feared.

And later in the same story, Joe suggested rather than taking an expensive risk on a cancer like Odell Beckham, a cheaper and safer alternative would be to re-sign Breshad Perriman, who the Bears released Sunday.

Well, Joe hit on the second item, which may mean there’s fire to the smoke of Joe’s first thought.

Per Perriman’s agent oily Drew Rosenhaus, by way of Adam Schefter of BSPN, the Bucs are bringing back Perriman, this time to start out on the practice squad.

So why would the Bucs bring back Perriman? A couple of reasons:

Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians almost always brings in guys off the street midseason that he has history with of some sort. Perriman was the Bucs’ No. 3 receiver in 2019, Arians first year in Tampa Bay. Perriman was Arians’ designated take-the-top-off-the-defense guy who could run past defenses and leave corners and safeties eating his dust.

That’s sort of what Brown is with the Bucs, and Scotty Miller (who is battling a turf toe injury). No, Tyler Johnson is not that guy — he’s not a burner like Brown, Miller or Perriman.

Also, Perriman had his best NFL season with the Bucs in 2019. When both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin went down with injuries, Perriman caught four touchdowns and had 349 yards receiving in the Bucs’ final three games.

So when he was clearly the only receiver for Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, the former first-round pick of the Crows manned up the most.

This is a win-win. Perriman is cheaper than Beckham and a much safer receiver. He already knows the offense so this should be an easy, smooth transition.

Now Joe is going to keep an eagle eye out for the rehab of Brown’s ankle as well as Miller’s turf toe.

44 Responses to “Bucs Re-Sign Breshad Perriman”

  1. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Interesting move. Hope it has nothing to do with AB. He did pretty well when he was here showing some glimpses.

  2. Bird Says:


    It has everything to do with AB
    Lets Hope AB not out another month
    But we want him back 100% for playoffs

  3. Buc king Says:

    What is the exact injury ab has?
    He looked in good shape on that bike…
    I wouldn’t let this move discourse us from reaching out to beckham and kicking his tires.
    Maybe one of them can play cb

  4. Medicated Pete Says:

    Glad to see him come around these pastures again. Cut Darden

  5. Joe Says:

    What is the exact injury ab has?

    Supposedly sprained ankle. Of course the team isn’t going to release Antonio Brown’s medical records to confirm the exact nature of the injury.

  6. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Yes Joe, you called it, and they listened to you!
    It makes a ton of sense for us.

  7. Adrnagy Says:

    This has nothing to do with AB. ITS MORE for scotty.

  8. Joe Says:

    This has nothing to do with AB. ITS MORE for scotty.

    Maybe. But do the math. Who is closer to returning to the field? Arians all but confirmed yesterday Miller was closer to game action than Brown. Miller was practicing yesterday; Brown is still in a boot.

  9. Tnoles Says:

    This guy’s a joke. Not saying I’d take obj but really?? We don’t have anybody on the practice squad to promote? Except for a couple games this guy was a ghost. Not ghost Johnson but a ghost none the less. Get well soon AB and scooter! Brady is probably shaking his head think I’m not throwing to this clown who has been cut by 3 teams since August.

  10. AL121976 Says:

    The medicated “realist” and his negative wisdom is still here unfortunately, regardless; Good signing, I liked Perriman when he was here before and can’t blame him for chasing a fortune, glad to have him back, good signing.

  11. Adrnagy Says:

    Scotty will play one maybe two games and done for the year. We need a speedy guy to take the top off. Maybe darden is not there yet.
    Evans. Godwin AB play brady ball. You need that guy to take off 40+yds once or twice a game.
    Not sure scotty will be healthy 100% the rest of year and push thru playoffs.

    AB is fine. No point for him to play this games. (In his mind) hes taking care of his body for the late push and playoffs.

  12. Buczilla Says:

    Good signing and this dude came through for us when we needed him too.

  13. DaBux Says:

    I’m good with the signing. If Brown is down hard until the playoffs, we can bring him back and go with a 4 WR set with two burners plus Evans & Godwin.

  14. ClodHopper Says:

    I’m not saying this guy is Jerry Rice but how the hell was he unemployed and went through waivers? Maybe I’m a little bias and have rose colored glasses.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Great move…..Vet with experience in this offense…Insurance for Scotty….turf toe can be tricky….Experience if Evans or Godwin goes down…..we got him for a Cuban sandwich & a membership at Mons

  16. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Very astute prediction Joe. Well done Sir. I agree it’s a good more, and far smarter and safer than perpetual malcontent OBJ

  17. firethecannons Says:

    Joe in a position of power! Good! They listened to your article and while reading came to realization it was a good idea! Hope he balls out!

  18. webster Says:

    Anyone that doesnt think this is a good move for the bucs dont understand the dynamics of a locker room or football period. He may never dress. We dont know, but if he has to, then we have a player that has speed, knows his role and understands the playbook. Great insurance policy.

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    How do you not work in the front office, Joe?

  20. Daryl Green Says:

    He’ll will be hurt as soon as he gets on the field.

  21. kaimaru Says:

    From what I have read, sprains don’t need immobilization boots. I think AB probably has a fracture which is why he’s been out so long. 6-8 weeks.

  22. David Says:

    Yep, AB is out longer than we anticipated.

    As for the naysayers who say he was a “ghost “… They’re clueless.
    Perriman got better and better when given an opportunity. But the reality is he’s the 5th or 6th receiver on the team, knows the offense, but is not going to see much action except occasionally to help stretch the defense.

    And as far as Crackhead Petey…. This has nothing to do with Darden (who shows all the promise in the world as a return guy) and everything to do with a B probably being out a few more weeks.

    Seriously, is crackhead Petey just that ignorant about football?
    Darden has one job – Return kicks and punts when given the opportunity. Don’t fumble. Try to break one.
    He has done all of the above and shows great promise as a speedy slot guy for the future

  23. Joe Says:

    From what I have read, sprains don’t need immobilization boots.

    Joe has seen players in boots before with ankle sprains.

  24. Defense Rules Says:

    I don’t get it Joe. Perriman wasn’t listed on the Bears roster for any game this season nor on their Injury List. I presume that he was on their Practice Squad?

    So what’s the excitement about? In his 6-year NFL career, Perriman’s been with the Ravens, Browns, Bucs, Jets, Bears & now Bucs again. Career catch percentage? 49%. Must’ve been all the bad QBs who were throwing to him though.

  25. David Says:

    Absolutely you can be in a boot for a sprain, the question is where is it sprained. The way Brown cuts and runs… If it’s a high ankle sprain, this could be more than a month still.

  26. 163Doubleplay Says:

    I think there is something going on between BA and AB. I noticed during BA’s press interview, when reporters asked about AB’s conditin, BA’s response was always “I dont know about AB” but when asked about other player’s injuries, he can respond with certainty. It feels like he has no interest about AB’s condition. jmho

  27. David Says:

    163 double play

    I just think AB is out longer than we think and
    BA doesn’t want to let on.
    He’s still in a boot and I just signed Perriman

  28. SOEbuc Says:

    As long as we can get to the playoffs you can sit AB and Gronk however long they need.

  29. JimmyJack Says:

    Without AB I would rather see more of Tyler Johnson then Perriman. I just think Tyler is a better football player then what I remember from Perriman(granted he has a lot less experience). But it does make a lot of sense to bring in Perriman to give us a deep threat.

    I wouldn’t think they wouldnt bring in Perriman to replace AB as a #3 but interchage both him and Johnson in the offense……..Then if we get Scotty back that adds another option…………Maybe later in the year we see Darden start to get clicking, and hopefully we get AB and Gronk back. Oh boy look out. Is there a way we can run an offense with 6 eligible recievers!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!!!

  30. Marine Buc Says:

    Nice work Joe – you nailed it.

  31. Buccos Says:

    Perriman was an effective number one receiver for us in 2019. I don’t care what happened with those other teams, just what happened when he was here. IMO he is much better that Scotty Miller and probably better than Tyler Johnson. And he won’t be wanting to leave the Bucs ever again if he makes the cut.

  32. Conte Piscateli Says:

    Two questions, how much does it cost, because if he’s cheap depth that can sit on the practice squad on in case of injury that’s great. Question 2 isn’t Cyril Grayson a take the top off guy?

  33. Swampbuc Says:

    Joes are Nostradamus.

  34. David Says:


    Grayson literally can do one thing… Run fast and far. Perriman is more of an all-around receiver and knows the office. And actually played college football unlike Grayson.

    And he is cheap and will be the fifth or sixth receiver.

    It all tells me AB will be out for a while

  35. Coburn Says:

    Had a third degree ankle sprain myself.. no boot, wrapped and on crutches for a week and a couple more weeks before I could get back to running around, but Im not a professional athlete who does the type of things these guys do. Could also be a high ankle?

  36. Rod Munch Says:

    Unrelated, but I want to revisit the Gilmore trade that Carolina made… at the time I said the following about the, then, 3-1 Panthers….


    Frankly, if the Panthers just traded a late pick to block the Bucs from signing him, it’s a brilliant move on their behalf. Sucks for us, but it’s a really smart move on their behalf.

    Of course why they’d worry about blocking us when they’re going to be 3-6 in a few weeks is beyond me. Those dummies actually think they have a good team because they beat the Jets and Texans.


    So I predicted 3-6, and instead they’re 4-5 thanks to the stupid Falcons choking. But still, that’s pretty good. The Panthers are a very stupid team, they trade for a bad QB instead of drafting one with a high pick, and then they trade for Gilmore to block the Bucs from getting him because they’re such dummies they think they’d be competing… LOL! Now they’re in last place.

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    As for Perriman, I like the move. I also would have liked if they tried to get OBJ, just because it would make everyone else in the NFL mad, and I don’t think he’d be a dramaqueen when he was here, that’s just the power that Brady has. Also according to Chris Simms, OBJ is not washed up, he’s just played with a bad QB who wouldn’t throw him the ball for whatever reason. However, that was always a long shot, and I honestly don’t care either way, I just wanted to see other teams get angry.

    But Perriman is a good move. He’s done absolutely nothing else in the NFL outside of those few weeks with the Bucs, although earlier that year he also had some good game weeks. He brings the one thing the Bucs really need at WR, and that’s a pure speed guy. With Miller out, they need someone to run. But, during his time here, Perriman actually caught the ball and looked, for a few weeks, like a legit NFL WR. Not sure why that completely went away once he left, but hopefully he can get that back.

    It’s a no risk move really, so what’s not to like. If he can be his 2019 self, the Bucs have a nice deep depth piece, if he’s a flake, then you cut him.

  38. Pine Hills Says:

    Perryman is a much safer pickup.
    BA said AB’s sprain really involves is heel but they call it an an ankle sprain for some unknown reason.

  39. Bucsfanman Says:

    It’s a SAFE depth signing. What’s to complain about? Most likely we will see Tyler and Scotty as the 3rd WR.
    Hopefully AB will get healthy in time for another SB run.

  40. Sandman Says:

    Doesnt mean a lot. They could sign him for two or three weeks

  41. carzyBucs_CL Says:

    @”..Those dummies actually think they have a good team because they beat the Jets and Texans…”
    we beat:
    Atlanta 4 – 4
    Eagles 3 – 6
    NE 5 – 4
    Bears 3 – 6
    Miami 2 – 7

    toss up :
    Dallas 6 – 2

    we lost:
    Rams 7 – 2
    Saints 5 – 3

    Not very impressive…. and we think we are the best… hmmmm.

  42. Wild Bill Says:

    @Crazy. I feel much the same as you. So far most of our wins were against second tier teams. And some of those wins were way too close. We are dangerous contenders but not dominate against fellow contenders. Inconsistent pass rush and pass coverage are a serious drag. So far we barely resemble the team that dominated the second half and playoffs last year. Long ways to go still but too many ifs and buts with our team.

  43. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I did not realize that Perriman once ran a 4.25 40!
    I do remember that he played right here in Central Florida at UCF.

  44. Pickgrin Says:

    Good call Joe.

    More than likely this is strictly an insurance move. Just in case – sorta thing.

    Like 2 years ago when ME and Godwin were both hurt and out the last 2 or 3 games – and Perriman got thrust into the #1 role by default. He actually played pretty well when fed the ball. Got him paid the next year if I recall.

    Cheap, experienced, available for free, knows the offense, Coach apparently likes him as a man and a player. Seems like a no brainer to bring him aboard on the practice squad.