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50 Darron Lee ILB

Kansas City Chiefs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
16%3%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
12740310

Player Updates

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Jets' Darron Lee: Fifth-year option declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets did not pick up Lee's fifth-year option in time for Friday's deadline, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

By letting the deadline pass without picking up the option, the Jets ensured that Lee would become a free agent during 2020. The 2016 first-round pick will now be playing in a contract season, trying to improve on last year, when he set a new career low in solo tackles with only 43.0.

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Jets' Darron Lee: Fifth-year option bypassed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets don't intend to exercise Lee's fifth-year option ahead of Friday's deadline, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

The news hardly comes as a surprise with reports coming out in March indicating that Lee was a candidate to be cut or traded following the free-agent signings of Avery Williamson and C.J. Mosley during the past two offseasons. Lee also missed the final four games of last season with a suspension for a substance-abuse violation, further hurting his standing with the team. The 24-year-old would carry only a $1.4 million dead-cap penalty if cut by the Jets before the start of the season.

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Jets' Darron Lee: Sitting out OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee isn't participating in the offseason program, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Neither team nor player has much incentive to risk an injury when there's a desire to work out a trade. With C.J. Mosley and Avery Williamson locked in as their top linebackers, the Jets presumably hope to deal Lee before or during the 2019 NFL Draft. The 2016 first-round pick had three interceptions last season and three sacks the year prior, but he was never known for consistency even before he closed out 2018 with a four-game suspension for a substance abuse violation.

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Jets' Darron Lee: Candidate to be traded
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee is a candidate to be traded or cut by the Jets, Matt Stypulkoski of NJ.com reports.

With the Jets having brought in four-time Pro Bowl selection C.J. Mosley on a five-year, $85 million deal and Avery Williamson under contract with a $10 million dead-cap penalty for 2019, Lee appears to be the odd man out in the team's linebacker corps. It's possible that the Jets elect to retain the 2016 first-round pick in a reduced role, but his talent in coverage and blitzing situations should garner him a solid trade market. Lee carries just a $1.4 million penalty for 2019 if the Jets decide to trade or cut him.

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Jets' Darron Lee: Suspension lifted
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee had his suspension lifted Monday according to the NFL's transaction report.

Lee was hit with a four-game suspension to end the year for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. The Jets will now face the decision of whether or not they wish to extend a fifth-year option to the linebacker. If the fifth year option is not exercised by May 3, Lee will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2019 league year. The former 2016 first-round selection recorded 74 tackles, five pass breakups, three interceptions and a touchdown through 12 games this season.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/10/18DET1020
29/16/18MIA0000
39/20/18CLE0000
49/30/18JAC0000
510/7/18DEN0000
610/14/18IND0010
710/21/18MIN0000
810/28/18CHI0000
911/4/18MIA0000
1011/11/18BUF0000
1211/25/18NE0000
1312/2/18TEN0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016New York Jets137345.0281000.0003
2017New York Jets159467.0273000.0003
2018New York Jets127443.031038227.33615
TOTAL40241155.086438227.336111
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016New York Jets1300000000
2017New York Jets1500200000
2018New York Jets1200000000
TOTAL4000200000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/232
Birthdate:
10/18/1994
Age:
24
Hometown:
Chattanooga, TN, USA
School:
Ohio State
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: