The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made three rosters moves as training camp gets underway.
This means that Beckwith will count as a player on the 90-man roster and can be activated at any point before the team makes their final roster cuts. Beckwith suffered an ankle injury from a car accident back in April and is still recovering.
If Beckwith cannot return before then, he would be forced to miss the first six weeks of the season. It’s unclear whether or not Beckwith will return by the head coach Dirk Koetter and his staff trim the roster to 53 players.
Tampa Bay also signed defensive end Kiante Anderson and safety Josh Liddell to fill the final two roster spots. The move puts the Buccaneers at 91 players. They can hold an extra spot due to international linebacker Eric Nzeocha. His roster spot won’t count against the roster until final cuts.
Anderson spent the last two seasons with East Carolina, where he racked up 5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss. He will be thrown into the mix at defensive end with young players like Patrick O’Connor and Demone Harris.
Liddell spent some time this offseason with the Bucs. He was waived in May after signing after with Tampa Bay after the Draft. He played 50 games at Arkansas and picked off five passes during his career.
The odds of either of these players making the team are super slim. They are just getting on board as camp begins and have no time to get acclimated. Even with the odds stacked against them, it should do well to add more competition up front and in the safety position, which needs more quality depth.