The Bucs announced on Tuesday that they had waived linebacker Kendell Beckwith.

A third-round draft pick out of LSU, Beckwith played in all 16 games as a rookie in 2017, starting nine of them, and finished the season with 73 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one sack.

But Beckwith would suffer an ankle injury in a car accident the following April before spending the entirety of the 2018 and 2019 seasons on the Bucs’ injured reserve/non-football injury list, never returning to the field for Tampa Bay.

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DannyC
11 months ago

Feel bad for the kid, nothing you can do with injuries.

BucNnole
11 months ago

What a shame. Lost his whole career all because his LSU buddy is an idiot.

BigPhil
11 months ago

A beautifull, beautifull linebacker ! extremely talented LSU product. A gem we had in the 3rd round !! Kendell Beckwith had it all. I don’t know if it fate, bad luck, but I regret he couldn’t recover from that car accident.

NC Greenbeard
11 months ago

Hate it for the guy. Was really excited about his rookie year… if he doesn’t get in that wreck… do we draft White last year? Or would we have picked up Josh Allen instead, which would have put us in better shape on pass rush depth this year? Or would we have picked Ed Oliver or or Jonah Williams and bolstered those positions? If we pick Oliver, do we still spend the money on Suh, or use that money on a RB? If we pick Williams do we still draft Wirfs or does that become Jacob Kinlaw? Impossible to know… Read more »

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11 months ago

Not to mention we may have been able to trade down for Oliver or Williams and gotten another quality pick or two

Bradenton BucFan
11 months ago

How quickly a persons life can change. He played with juice & passion, you know he misses the field. Hopefully other doors will open for in the future. He has & will be missed.

Dman
11 months ago

Very sad and sorry for this young man. He was a Diamond in the Rough player that Licht found and would be a tremendous compliment to Lavonte an d Devin White. Hope he does well in whatever he chooses.