Former Bucs WR goes to AFC foe

Former Bucs wide receiver Breshad Perriman has found a new team and could play against his old team this year. Perriman signs with the Indianapolis Colts, according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson from KPRC 2. In Week 12, the Bucs are on their way to the Colts in late November and could face their former receiver if he makes the 53-man roster.

Breshad Perriman’s second time with the Bucs

Breshad Perriman spent the last two seasons with Tampa Bay in his second stint with the team. He previously played for Tampa Bay at the end of the 2019 season. In his second go-round, Perriman played a total of 17 games over those two years, recording 277 yards with 20 catches and two touchdowns.

He was originally brought in as an experienced presence and insurance policy at wide receiver to an already stacked room in 2021. Perriman had a similar role in 2022, but with more playing time, seeing action in 11 games compared to six games the year before. . Moved into senior roles due to injuries to other players, Perriman didn’t provide much relief to keep the attack afloat.

Memorable touchdowns

That said, Breshad Perriman made the most of the two touchdowns he scored when they came in big moments. The first came on a thrilling walk-off touchdown in overtime during the 2021 season as the Bucs beat the Buffalo Bills 33-27. The Bucs squandered a 17-point lead at the half, only for the Tampa Bay defense to get the first stop in overtime. Seven plays later, Perriman had a 58-yard catch-and-run touchdown.

The next highlight touchdown for him came in Week 2 of the 2022 season, when the Bucs played their heated NFC South rival in New Orleans. This was a slugfest of a game, with the game tied at 3–3 going into the fourth quarter. That’s when Perriman made a killer 28-yard touchdown catch in the end zone on Tom Brady’s throw with 7:41 left to give Tampa Bay a 10-3 lead.

Mike Edwards had a pick six off Jameis Winston on the next drive to extend the Bucs’ lead to 17-3 and they went on to win 20-10.

Bucs is getting younger at WR

Bucs Wr. Trey Palmer

Bucs WR Trey Palmer – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Breshad Perriman had brief dramatic moments throughout those two seasons. But with a new offensive regimen with Dave Canales as offensive coordinator, the Bucs headed in a new direction this offseason. Perriman was not expected to be re-signed and neither was Scotty Miller, who signed with the Falcons earlier this off-season.

The Bucs have an influx of youth at wide receiver after Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Russell Gage on the depth chart. We’ll see who makes the 53-man roster and practice team, but Tampa Bay has released Deven Thompkins and Kaylon Geiger, who are fighting to make this team, as of 2021.

This year in 2022, the Bucs have drafted wide receiver Trey Palmer in the sixth round, and also have promising undiscovered free agents Kade Warner and Rakim Jarrett with a chance to make it. This gives the Bucs a different take on offense, but one that’s probably better for their future plans.

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