Ledbetter has spent time with the Bucs over his first three seasons mainly on the practice squad. He began his career with the Detroit Lions as a sixth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and also was on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad in 2019.
In 18 career games, he’s made 17 tackles and recorded a half sack. Ledbetter was elevated from the practice squad to the Bucs’ roster for Tampa Bay’s 38-10 win over the Packers in Week 6 where he had two tackles.
Ledbetter is joining a rotation on the defensive line that includes Ndamukong Suh, Will Gholston, Khalil Davis and Patrick O’Connor along with Rakeem Nunez-Roches and Steve McLendon at nose tackle.