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Elijah Lee: Let go by Kansas City
Lee was released by the Chiefs on Tuesday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.
Lee had been active for all three games this season, mostly contributing on special teams. The 26-year-old joined Kansas City on a one-year deal in March after spending the 2021 campaign with the Browns.... See More ... See Less
Chiefs' Elijah Lee: Finds new home
Lee signed a one-year deal with Kansas City on Tuesday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
Lee joins the team after spending the last two seasons with the Browns and Lions. The fifth-year journeyman appeared in 16 games for Cleveland in 2021, recording 15 tackles (11 solo). Lee will provide depth at linebacker and snaps on special teams, as he hasn't played a significant role on defense since 2018 with the 49ers.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Elijah Lee: Clears COVID protocols
Lee was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.
Lee spent a week on the COVID list and missed the Browns' Week 17 loss to the Steelers. Now healthy, Lee should suit up in Week 18 against the Bengals, providing depth at linebacker and working on special teams.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Elijah Lee: Lands on COVID list
The Browns placed Lee on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after he tested positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Lee's mostly been a contributor on special teams while also providing depth at linebacker. Any potential absence moving forward shouldn't impact the Browns' defense. However, he'll try to clear protocols in time to suit up Week 17 in Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Elijah Lee: Rejoins Cleveland
Lee was signed to the Browns' active roster Friday.
Lee spent the first four games of the 2021 season with Cleveland before getting cut after his team's narrow win over Minnesota. The linebacker will continue to fill a depth role at linebacker and should keep receiving special-teams opportunities.... See More ... See Less
Elijah Lee: Let go by Browns
Cleveland cut Lee on Wednesday, Scott Petrak of BrownZone reports.
Lee suited up for each of the first four games of the season. During Sunday's narrow win over the Vikings, he tallied two tackles across 14 defensive snaps and also handled 20 snaps on special teams.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Elijah Lee: Joins active roster
Lee was signed from the practice squad by the Browns on Saturday.
Lee has been with the Browns organization since the 2020 season, and he appeared in eight games last year with the team. He was elevated from the practice squad in Week 1 before reverting to the practice squad. Now, he joins that active roster and will join the team's depth in the middle of its linebacking corps.... See More ... See Less
Browns' Elijah Lee: Plucked off waivers
The Browns claimed Lee off waivers from the Lions on Friday, Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com reports.
Lee isn't expected to join the Browns until after the team's Week 9 bye due to COVID-19 protocols. The fourth-year pro out of Kansas State will add depth at linebacker and is expected to mainly contribute on special teams.... See More ... See Less
Elijah Lee: Moving on from Detroit
Lee was waived by the Lions on Thursday.
The ex-49er was exclusively deployed on special teams during his time in Detroit, after starting on defense six times for San Francisco between 2018 and 2019. Lee's best season came two years ago when he racked up 65 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble, but his 2020 stint with the Lions was uneventful as he accumulated just two total tackles in limited work.... See More ... See Less
Lions' Elijah Lee: Signs with Lions
Lee and the Lions have come to terms on a one-year deal, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Lee did not receive a tender from the 49ers and has now found a new home. He was a key special-teams player in San Francisco and figures to play a similar role in Detroit, while also providing depth at linebacker.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Elijah Lee: Does not receive tender
Lee was not given a tender by the 49ers, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
After he played in all 16 games in 2018, starting the final four, Lee saw his role shrink last year. The 24-year-old spent the first half on the practice squad before recording only seven tackles (three solo) across eight contests, primarily on special teams.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Elijah Lee: Role reduced in 2019
Lee recorded seven tackles (three solo) over eight games during the 2019 regular season.
Lee racked up 65 total tackles in 2018 while starting just six games that season, but the linebacker still began 2019 on the practice squad after the team replenished its linebacker depth. The 24-year-old will be a restricted free agent this upcoming offseason, but the 49ers may let him walk with a healthy amount of linebackers under contract and not a lot of cap space to play with. Lee could surface as a deep IDP candidate based on his strong tackle totals in 2018 if he ends up in a scenario where he can see significant defensive snaps next year.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Elijah Lee: Joins active roster
Lee was promoted to the 49ers' active roster Tuesday.
Lee makes the jump from the practice squad after the team lost Kwon Alexander for the year due to a torn pectoral. The 23-year-old will provide depth behind Dre Greenlaw at weakside linebacker.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Elijah Lee: Out two weeks with thumb injury
Lee underwent surgery on his thumb and is expected to miss two weeks, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Lee, who signed a tender with the 49ers back in March, suffered the thumb injury Saturday night. He'll likely miss the next two preseason games before potentially appearing in the finale.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Elijah Lee: Signs tender with 49ers
Lee signed an exclusive rights tender with San Francisco on Thursday.
Lee came on strong in his second season with the 49ers in 2018, totaling 65 tackles and two passes defensed across 16 outings. He'll look to continue his strong play as a backup linebacker in 2019.... See More ... See Less
49ers' Elijah Lee: Double-digit tackles yet again
Lee recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 48-32 loss to the Rams.
Lee got another start alongside Fred Warner, and the youngster posted double-digit tackles for the third consecutive week. It is apparent that the 23-year-old has become the full-time starter over veteran Malcolm Smith. The two will likely compete for the starting weak-side linebacker role during camp next season, but if performance this year ends up deciding the battle, then Lee should clearly be the front-runner and the preferred IDP option.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 229 lbs|
|Birthplace: St. Joseph, MO|
|School: Kansas St.|