The Washington Football Team has waived defensive lineman Ryan Bee with an injury settlement.
During the 2019 offseason, the Washington Football Team signed Ryan Bee to their 90-man roster as an undrafted free agent. There was reason for some excitement about the well-rounded Marshall product who had logged at least 4.0 sacks in each of his college seasons and has a massive 6-foot-7 frame.
Bee impressed in the ’19 preseason and ultimately landed a spot on the practice squad. He would eventually appear in one game for Washington and stuck around for the 2020 offseason to compete for a job on the defensive line.
Because of the immense competition at the position, Bee was unable to land a roster spot and he actually ended up on Injured Reserve. But on Wednesday, the team confirmed that he was waived from IR by Washington with an injury settlement, and that will end his time with the Washington Football Team.
If he’s healthy, Bee should have a chance to catch on elsewhere relatively quickly. Simply put, there aren’t a lot of guys with his sheer size around the NFL. Some team will look at his well-rounded skill set and the fact that he’s still just 24 and will assume that he can be developed into a solid rotational player.
It’s easy to imagine Bee landing in a good scenario and panning out. Because of how loaded Washington’s defensive line is between the five former first-round picks on the unit and the presence of Matt Ioannidis, Bee was always going to have trouble competing for that final roster spot. He was beaten out by James Smith-Williams and Jordan Brailford for spots on the roster and practice squad respectively, but on a team with more opening on the D-Line, he could latch onto a team as a backup.
It will be interesting to see where Bee lands. His absence won’t hurt Washington too much considering the talent they have on the defensive line, but fans of the undrafted free agent will still be a bit bummed to see him go.