Lee recorded three assisted tackles during Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs.
Lee saw his defensive snap count diminish throughout the second half of the Raiders' season as Jason Cabinda's workload increased on the outside across from tackling leader Tahir Whitehead. Lee still managed to finish second on the team in tackles with 68 (36 solo) in 16 games, though he failed to force a single turnover. The 23-year-old still has two years remaining on his rookie deal, but he won't be guaranteed a starting spot in 2019.
Lee racked up 11 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 42-28 loss to the Colts.
Lee led the Raiders in tackles as he brought down the ball carrier 11 times in just 43 defensive snaps. He's slated to start at middle linebacker once again Thursday night in a contest against the 49ers.
Lee racked up 10 tackles (four solo) and two passes defensed in Sunday's 45-42 overtime win over the Browns.
Lee posted season highs in both tackles and snaps, seeing the field for 65 plays on defense. He had nine total tackles on the season heading into Week 4, so the 10-tackle performance should lend the 22-year-old a spell of confidence moving forward.
Lee (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Lee is ready to return after missing the Raiders' last three games. With Cory James also returning from his own knee injury, the rookie is probably ticketed for a reserve role.
Lee (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Lee has been sidelined for the Raiders' past three games with the ankle injury, and though he was able to practice on a limited basis throughout the week, it remains uncertain if that streak of absences will come to an end Sunday. If active for the Week 9 matchup, Lee would likely be slated for a reserve role at linebacker, assuming Cory James (knee), who is also listed as questionable, is able to play.
Lee (ankle) is listed as inactive Week 8 against the Bills.
Any lingering IDP value Lee may have held is slowing drifting away, as he's been on the inactive list three consecutive weeks. Even when healthy, Lee may not return to a starting role due to the presence of Navarro Bowman, who drew the start Week 7 and collected 11 combined tackles.
Lee (ankle) is inactive for Thursday night's game against the Chiefs.
Lee was able to practice Tuesday and Wednesday during the short week, but he ultimately wasn't ruled ready to play. Recently signed veteran NaVorro Bowman will likely see significant snaps with Lee and Cory James (knee) both inactive Thursday.
Lee (ankle) is questionable to play Thursday against the Chiefs.
Lee, who originally injured his ankle in Week 5, returned to practice Tuesday and took part in Wednesday's session as well. Even if he's able to play, Lee could be in store for a diminished role on defense after the Raiders signed linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Monday to significantly bolster that position group.
Lee (ankle) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Lee exited Sunday's loss to the Ravens with the injury and was unable to practice this week. The 21-year-old was carted off the sideline Sunday so his status for this week was never overly optimistic, and there still is no clear timetable for his return.
Lee was diagnosed with a right ankle injury and won't return to Sunday's game against the Ravens, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
This was expected after Lee was carted from the Raiders' sideline earlier in the day. The 21-year-old was unable to put any pressure on the ankle as he left the field and will likely undergo medical testing within the next day or two as the Raiders look to determine the specifics of the injury.
Lee suffered a right leg injury in Sunday's game against the Ravens and was carted to the locker room, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Lee was initially helped off the field but was unable to put any pressure on the leg, so he was then carted off the sideline. No official injury designation has been offered yet from the team, but the rookie fifth-round pick seems unlikely to return Sunday.
Lee has earned first-team reps in practice for three consecutive days after being promoted during the Raiders' training camp debut Saturday, Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com reports.
Lee, who's a 2017 fifth-round draft pick out of Wake Forest, spent much of his time with the second unit during the offseason program. Oakland's extremely inexperienced inside linebacker corps will allow for Lee to compete for a starting job, however, and so far he appears to have a jump on the competition. If the Raiders elect not to bring in a veteran free agent at the position, Lee has a shot at starting Week 1, barring any setbacks.
Lee was told by Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie that he'll have a chance to earn the starting spot at middle linebacker during his rookie campaign, Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com reports.
Lee, who was drafted in the fifth round on Saturday, will be part of a battle for the starting role at middle linebacker in Oakland among a severely thin and inexperienced corps. Cory James and Ben Heeney currently round out the remaining options at MLB, but the team may still look to sign a veteran. Lee, a solid run defender, will have to polish his craft in coverage situations in order to potentially earn the job.
The Raiders selected Lee in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 168th overall.
Lee (6-foot-3, 240 pounds) isn't a standout athlete (4.78-second 40 at his pro day), but his production at Wake Forest jumps off the page. The Demon Deacons had a tough defense in 2016, and Lee was arguably its top player. He finished the year with 105 tackles in 13 games, including 7.5 sacks and 20 tackles for a loss.