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Kendell Beckwith to be placed on non-football injury list to begin training camp

The promising player isn’t ready to begin practicing just yet.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Beckwith had an impressive rookie season
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The latest update on Kendell Beckwith is not a good one.

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Beckwith will begin training camp on the active/non-football injury list. Beckwith won’t be out for any amount of mandatory time while on the list, he can return to practice as soon as he is medically cleared to play.

As Stroud mentions, Beckwith injured his anke while traveling as passenger in a car back in April. The injury required surgery, which he had soon after the accident.

It was estimated that he would miss time in training camp and that may even stretch into Week 1 of the regular season. This type of injury usually requires around 6-8 weeks to heal before rehabilitation.

Beckwith had been rehabbing at the facility and participating in team meetings, but this latest bit of news runs parallel to the medical prognostications that were given earlier in the year.

The Bucs need to be “all systems go” with every player this season and right now they could already be down two starters for Week 1 after adding in Jameis Winston’s suspension.

That’s not a good start for a team that gets no breaks early on in 2018.