In the wake of injuries to star wideouts Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, Bucs receiver Breshad Perriman put together a very impressive showing at the end of the 2019 season. From Weeks 15 to 17, the big-play threat caught 17 passes for 349 yards and four TDs, so he re-enters the free agent market with plenty of momentum.
It’s quite a swing for Perriman, a 2015 first-round pick of the Ravens who busted out of Baltimore due to injuries and inconsistent play and who caught on with the Browns in October 2018 after being cut by the Ravens and the Redskins the month before. He flashed some ability with Cleveland, and he actually agreed to re-up with the Browns last year before the team acquired Odell Beckham Jr. and allowed Perriman to back out of his deal. The UCF product subsequently signed with the Bucs, and though he didn’t do much through the first 12 weeks of the 2019 season, he made the most out of his increased workload down the stretch.
While Tampa Bay has plenty of cap space, the club will focus most of those dollars on defense and QB. Plus, this year’s draft is remarkably deep at WR, so Jenna Laine of ESPN.com does not expect the Bucs to bring Perriman back (Twitter link).
Perriman, though, will have a market. We heard earlier today that the Jets could make a run at him if they can’t re-sign Robby Anderson, and any number of teams in need of a field-stretching target could be interested.
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