Inside LSU spring football practice Tuesday: Kendell Beckwith returns; see video of Leonard Fournette drills _lowres

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU linebacker Kendell Beckwith (52) gets a pat on the head after a defensive sequence from head coach Les Miles, during the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl, Dec. 29, 2015.

Kendell Beckwith’s back.

Beckwith returned to LSU’s spring football practice Tuesday after missing the last three weeks for what the school and the linebacker referred to as a minor injury.

Beckwith twisted his knee in LSU’s third practice of the spring. He was seen Tuesday participating in individual drills while donning a black wrap on his left knee. LSU conducted a closed scrimmage on Saturday, so it’s unclear if Beckwith returned then.

He missed at least six practices after twisting the knee. The Tigers’ senior starting inside linebacker said a week after the injury that he could have played in a game and that trainers were withholding him for precautionary reasons.

Other news nuggets from practice are below along with practice videos.

  • Also back: Beckwith wasn’t the only one returning to drills after missing some time. Ed Paris donned a gold non-contact jersey on Tuesday after missing at least the first two practices last week. Duke Riley missed the first two practices last week after he became a father, according to his Twitter account.
  • Inside or out: Riley worked some with the inside linebackers Tuesday. He’s worked with the outside linebackers early during spring. Riley and Beckwith were running with the No. 1s at inside linebacker. Devin White and Donnie Alexander were with the No. 2s.
  • Injured: DE Lewis Neal wore a gold non-contact jersey during drills. OL Garrett Brumfield also remained in a gold non-contact jersey after suffering an ankle injury during the opening week of spring. He returned to practice last week. LB Devin Voorhies also donned a gold non-contact jersey.
  • Absent: OL Will Clapp, DB Donte Jackson and DE Sione Teuhema were the only three new absences from LSU’s practice.
  • Brotherly love: During running back passing drills, Lanard Fournette dropped a swing pass. His brother Leonard quipped, “Hands of brick.”


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