Welcome Back, Breshad Perriman!

March 16th, 2022

If you wondered whether Tom Brady liked the work of veteran Bucs receiver Breshad Perriman, wonder no more.

Perriman is back, re-signing to a one-year contract this morning. He joins Mike Evans, Chris Godwin (who has yet to sign his franchise tag), Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson to go along with the new big-money signing of free agent receiver Russell Gage, plus Cyril Grayson and Jaelon Darden. Yes, the Bucs are loaded at receiver.

Adam Schefter of ESPN Twittered the news this morning but has yet to share the salary.

Perriman was a midseason addition to the roster last year and played in six games. He dropped a gorgeous touchdown pass but recovered nicely to finish with 11 receptions for 167 yards and a game-winning touchdown, plus a catch in the playoffs.

And he didn’t quit on the Bucs and do jumping jacks on his way out.

65 Responses to “Welcome Back, Breshad Perriman!”

  1. David Says:

    Excellent. Yes he had that one drop but over the last couple years whenever he’s called on he seems to step up.

  2. David Says:

    Hopefully Godwin doesn’t have to sign that and a long term deal that spreads his salary cap hit around his worked out

  3. #8 Says:

    When they win the super bowl I hope they all do jumping jacks in the endzone..

  4. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    Tyler Johnson is going to have a hard time finding a spot. I think Scotty will stay for special teams. With Grayson, and if Perriman can develop, receivers are loaded again. LFG!!!

  5. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    I was thinking about someone’s comment last night about trading Godwin. I could see it if he doesn’t want a team friendly deal, with the salary cap. I love Godwin, but if you can get an extra 1st round pick and lose 20 million against the cap, I think I would do it.

  6. ocala Says:

    He has great athletic ability, but he is competing with Tyler Johnson, Scotty Miller and Cyril Grason for the 4th, 5th and 6th WR position assuming the Bucs do not draft a WR on the first two days of the draft.

  7. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Thisisouryear I can’t see Godwin, who may miss 1/2 the season should the surgery and rehab go well, fetching a 1.

  8. catcard202 Says:

    Not sure I like this return…Perriman is still a deep threat & can take off the top…But I’ve never trusted his hands.

    Would really like to have seen the FO see if they could have found that guy in the draft. There’s a ton of quality WR’s coming out this year.

  9. Bucsfanman Says:

    ocala- I consider Perriman a better WR than each of the 3 you mention. IMO, one or a couple of those guys may be going bye-bye.

  10. Cobraboy Says:

    Perriman is a solid #4.

    Miller is a one-trick pony, Grayson is unrefined but fast, and Johnson is slow and not at all impressive, can’t get open.

  11. Ed Says:

    Gage will be fine as a #3. While Godwin is working his way back, Brady will find him winning one on ones. He’s solid, nothing spectacular but better than Perriman, Johnson or Miller.

    Grayson is a special athlete. If he keeps improving the way he looked last year I would expect him to get more targets this year.

    What really is needed is another tight end. Brate has gotten slower and slower. He still can catch but doesn’t seperate at all. There has to be someone in the 4th round the Bucs can get for a tight end that can run faster than Brate.

  12. PSL Bob Says:

    Perriman was clutch that year that both Evans and Godwin were injured and out at the same time. He’s an excellent receiver. Once he develops chemistry with Brady, we’ll be golden. Evans, Godwin, Gage and Perriman. Get outta heare!

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    @Bucsfanman: if anyone gets the apple & roadmap, it’s Johnson. He has regressed while the others have progressed.

  14. rrsrq Says:

    Go where you had your most success. call Tampa Bay home. Line up CG, ME, Gage and Perriman – what aer you going to do defense. You see what happened to Buffalo when they took away ME, run Shard run. Not to mention Grayson before CG comes back. I expect Tyler and Scottie to battle it out, they both may be gunners and both will come out to compete

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    Thisisouryear!!! … ‘I love Godwin, but if you can get an extra 1st round pick and lose 20 million against the cap, I think I would do it.’

    I was curious about if you can trade someone who hasn’t signed their franchise tag. Seems like the prevailing thought is NO, that the player isn’t under contract until he signs the tender, and thus can’t be traded UNLESS he approves the trade (ie, you can’t trade what you don’t own?).

    Makes sense I guess from a NFLPA standpoint to protect the players. Other than that, teams would probably use the franchise tag every year on players who they want to trade so they could (potentially at least) gain an extra draft pick. In any event, it is interesting that Godwin hasn’t signed his tag AND that the Bucs have just signed Russell Gage as ‘insurance’. It’ll be interesting to see what the Bucs do come July 15th if Godwin doesn’t sign.

  16. Hodad Says:

    Mentioning Darden when you say we’re loaded at receiver is a bit of a stretch.

  17. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    DR- That’s interesting. I never thought about not being able to trade a player who hasn’t signed the tender. I find it interesting that Godwin didn’t sign a long term deal after being tagged last year. Maybe he doesn’t want to be here or maybe he wants to see his value on the open market. That being said, I hope signs a multi year contract. We’ll see.

  18. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I mentioned CG being a POSSIBLE cap casualty yesterday and got torched.
    I just think with all the receivers we have under contract right now and the fact the he’ll miss at least half the season, makes him a possibility.

    We can all agree that we are in WIN NOW mode right?
    How does a #1/2 WR who’s not playing much and at 20 mil/yr, help us get to the SB?

    I love CG, but keeping doesn’t make a lot of sense.

  19. Oxycodoms Says:

    I thought he was gone by the way no fan posts mentioning him anymore . His and cyril injury were costly vs rams

  20. Your Mom Says:

    lol jumping jacks

  21. Steven007 Says:

    Godwin very likely isn’t going anywhere, but I too am getting fatigued with his hard ball stance, or at least what appears to be his hardball stance. Clearly they want to sign him to a long-term deal which will obviously be a big one. Or the franchise tag which he pays him lottery type money,, for the second year in a row to boot. And that would be for services not even rendered for an entire season. So I hope he’s not squabbling for relative pennies and dimes to get this long-term deal done which would obviously help our cap situation greatly. And don’t give me this long-term security BS, between last year’s tag and this year’s tag alone he would be a very very wealthy man. True free agency starts today. Get the deal done Chris.

  22. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Put one of these guys back on KO and punt return. KC had Hill and LA Kupp, Atl Patterson Bucs have Darden, NOT a good choice. Perri.an a nice signing. Johnson out, he has no drive.

  23. Bobby M. Says:

    Team is doing its best to insulate against Godwin or Evans going down. I think Brady wants Godwin so he’ll stay but if he wont sign a long term contract, maybe the tag/trade scenario needs to be looked at. Next year if Brady comes back, Godwin is once again a risk to leave for a better pay day except next year we cant tag him or get any value for him. There’s several teams with multiple 1st rd picks, young QBs and cap room that would cough up a 1st + other picks for a WR like Godwin.

  24. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Where the heck is the d-line? You can’t go young upfront without having some veterans? Also gronk?

  25. Bucs Guy Says:

    Perriman > Grayson > Johnson > Miller > Darden

  26. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Remember when Brady was going to buy into the Miami Dolphins ownership, and become their QB ?? LOL

  27. BucFan29412 Says:

    I think you can trade a player that is tagged however the player would have to come to terms with the new team prior to the trade going through.

  28. David Says:

    NOW can we get some news about the D Line? I saw they are letting Pat O’Connor walk, makes sense with the improvement of Nelson and HOPEFULLY a big step forward with JTS. I am concerned about SUH & Gholston & JPP and who stays or goes

  29. Bird Says:

    Nah. Watch

    Grayson will be 4. He is better then perriman (younger too/ more upside)

    Darden better be living / hanging out / sleeping with a jugs machine right now. A football one 😂

  30. SKBucsFan Says:

    Very good re-signing. The more he plays the better he performs. And i agree with some of the chatter about Godwin. We are $21 million over the cap, he doesn’t seem to be too interested in signing the franchise tag agreement, and he is unavailable for half the season. Is he bait for a sign and trade deal?

  31. Ash Says:

    Perriman has terrible hands don’t really understand this signing when we need dline help but we will see what they have planned

  32. The Graham Tram Says:

    Love it. Just stay healthy Breshad!

  33. Bucanero Says:

    Darden is getting cut?

  34. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Interesting that the trolls have been a little quiet the last few days.

    Perriman is just as good as any of the others vying for the 4th sport.

  35. Casual Observer Says:

    Good signing! Depth.

  36. Que5 Says:

    We should trade Godwin. Bucs don’t have the roster payroll to pay a WR $23-25MM/yr.

  37. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Well I guess we will be drafting a lot of defense.

  38. Dew Says:

    Perriman is still the fastest player on the Bucs

  39. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    When he is on the field, the other team is forced to respect his speed.
    Like BA Says “You can’t coach speed”, and Perriman has it!

  40. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Darden will make a great Tampa Bay Bandit

  41. BA4President Says:

    Not all these WRs are going to make the cut after training camp. Too many of them. Then again, some may get cut this week.

  42. SlyPirate Says:


    By tagging Godwin, Licht locks up the rights to Godwin. Godwin can’t sign with another team UNLESS the Bucs trade him.


    Negotiations with CG have failed for two seasons. So, CG and Licht probably agreed they’ll trace his rights on or before draft day to a team that will sign him. Godwin gets his payday, and the Bucs get some compensation.


  43. KnoxvilleBuc Says:

    Another offseason win! Not just for Brady but for special teams. Added WR depth but we have two good gunners in Miller and Perriman now.

  44. gotbbucs Says:

    I’m guessing this is basically a veteran minimum contract, but it’s still kind of an odd signing.

  45. Francisco Guzman Says:

    There’s no way they’re grading godwin unless they get a high first rounder.

  46. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Trading godwin.

  47. HC Grover Says:

    We are looking good heading to the draft and still some good stuff to come from FA season.

  48. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Something is going on….way too much focus on the WR corps when we have many other needs……
    Perhaps we are sending a message to the Godwin camp….Perhaps a tag & trade…..or more likely one or more of the following will not be with us next year.

    Johnson, Miller, Darden

    But…..something is going on we don’t know about.

  49. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Sly Pirate,

    That sounds highly plausible.

  50. SlyPirate Says:


    Bring him back. Former captain. Great depth.

  51. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Sly

    I was just going to mention Carl Nassib.

    If we could put him in the rotation with Shaq, JTS and Nelson I would be pleased.

  52. Bird Says:

    9 players got tagged this year.

    Not one has signed their franchise tender. Not one
    The due date is July
    Most hold out to the end waiting on a deal.

    That has no bearing on godwin You think brady came back to not have his favorite target. Yah right. They paid the other guy as insurance policy in case godwin not same or delayed recovery push back return date or moves on next year cause bucs will likely have to pay 25 per with these prices

  53. Marine Buc Says:

    @ TBBF

    I agree. Something is up with the WR group.

    If we can’t reach a deal with CG I am all for working a trade and hopefully getting a first round pick for him…

    We would still have a solid WR group…

    1 – Evans
    2 – Gage
    3 – 1st round pick
    4 – B. Perriman
    5 – T. Johnson
    6 – S. Miller
    7 – J. Darden

  54. Steven007 Says:

    Hard to see a first rounder for Godwin with the injury, but perhaps to a team with a lower first round pick. Honestly I’d take a couple of twos or maybe a two or three and a four.

  55. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Rod Munch will bend over backwards to get Nassib back here.

  56. SB~LV Says:

    Nice when you can build a roster with proven veterans and then have the drafted players and FAs fight for their roster spot!

  57. DoooshLaRue Says:


    10 million a year for an insurance policy?
    IDK man…….

  58. adam from ny Says:

    with perriman, gage and a developing grayson they just replaced AB with a trifecta of sorts…

    add in the regular cast of characters at receiver and we are 7 deep and all set…

    darden at best is practice squad material and injury replacement


    that’s our 7…nice…could very well be best squad in the nfl

  59. adam from ny Says:

    it’s going to be really interesting to see who bursts on the scene to replace the expected godwin numbers in the first half of the season…

    godwin will hopefully return for the 2nd half of season as like a weapon x, and that should push a very good receiver squad over the top

  60. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Adam NY,

    For roughly 50-55 million I would hope it would be.

  61. adam from ny Says:

    wow just seeing this…bring back nassib…!!

    the arabian knight…

    so mcdainiels wants everything silver and black…no rainbows…?

    we’ve always been a step ahead with race, gender, creed, color etc…

    might as well stay ahead of the fray and bring back nassib…and in coming years we very well could have the first trans staffer in the building too…you never know…

    we really have been ahead of the times going back to dungy…and going back to doug williams…and so on…

    i heard bruce jenner was spotted doing wind sprints in the publix parking lot on dale mabry…in a tutu

  62. Ash Says:

    Is it expected that Godwin is going to miss time because I’m hear from some people that he isn’t expected to miss any of the next up coming season

  63. YucstoBucs Says:

    Starting to think theirs more to the Rus G signing because they don’t want to keep CG on the tag with that cap number, but also hope his recovery from that horrible injury is going ok. Go Bucs

  64. unbelievable Says:

    Love this signing!


  65. CalBucsFan Says:

    Glad to hear you’re back Breshad!