Notebook: Two LSU reserves won’t return to the football program in 2018

By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor

Let the offseason departures begin.

Defensive back Xavier Lewis and tight end Caleb Roddy will not return to the LSU football team, a source confirmed to Tiger Rag. Neither departure is seen as a surprising development.

Lewis began this season competing for time at the nickel back position, but he plummeted down the depth chart as the season went on. He appeared in only four games this season and didn’t dress out for several.

Roddy began his LSU career as a highly-touted defensive end before moving to tight end. Roddy did not play in a game this season after seeing action as a blocking tight end in 2016.

Both players scrubbed any mention of LSU from their respective twitter profiles and Roddy posted a cryptic message on Wednesday, the first day of spring semester classes at LSU. “Next chapter,” he wrote.


There’s a new face in the LSU Quarterbacks Room this spring.

Former Tennessee Tech quarterback Andre Sale has transferred into the program and will join the team as a walk on, he wrote in a twitter post this week. He’ll provide depth at a position that lost starter Danny Etling to graduation and former walk-on Caleb Lewis as a graduate transfer.

Sale started seven games for Tennessee Tech this past season before losing his job in November. He threw for eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions while averaging 217 yards per game for a team that finished 1-10 and fired its coach.

The departures of Etling and Lewis leave LSU thin at the position. Rising sophomore Myles Brennan is seen as the favorite to win the starting job, but LSU could have some problems if other scholarship quarterbacks Lowell Narcisse and/or Justin McMillan were to decide to leave the program this offseason.

Read his full announcement post here:

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James Moran was Editor of Tiger Rag from August 2018 to October 2019. He previously served as the associate editor since 2014. He is a graduate of the LSU Manship School of Journalism.

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