Tampa Bay places Kendell Beckwith on inactive list, Bruce Arians fears linebacker's career may be over
Tampa Bay just added an LSU linebacker to the roster this offseason but it sounds like they could officially be saying goodbye to another former Tiger defender before the upcoming season begins.
The Buccaneers drafted Devin White in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft and have now moved Kendell Beckwith to the non-football-injury inactive list, meaning his 2019 season is officially over before it ever had a chance to begin. Beckwith was involved in an automobile accident in March of 2018 that cost him all of last season after the accident injured his ankle.
Based on what Tampa Bay head coach Bruce Arians had to say on Friday, it sounds like Beckwith’s playing career could be over and that was part of the team’s thought process when selecting White in the latest NFL Draft.
“You hate to see guys lose their career off the field,” Arians said on Friday. “For Kendell, he was a bright prospect and, just unfortunate, and you have to move on. I was never really counting on him coming back. I was hoping, but that’s one of the reasons Devin’s is here.”
Beckwith was a third-round selection by the Bucs in the 2017 NFL Draft after his four-year playing career in Baton Rouge.