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.
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.
Lee wrapped up 12 tackles (11 solo) in Sunday's 14-9 loss to the Bears.
Lee earned another start alongside Fred Warner and performed admirably. The 22-year-old put his speed on display, tracking down Chicago runners and playing a big role in the 49ers' containment of the Bears' talented backs (3.2 YPC). Lee should make one more start against the Rams on Sunday, but he has done enough to make a strong bid for a starting job in camp next season.
Lee started at weak-side linebacker and recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 26-23 victory over Seattle.
With the 49ers out of contention, Lee was given the start alongside Fred Warner over veteran Malcolm Smith for the second straight week. The 22-year-old performed well, reaching double-digit tackles for the second time this season. Lee has shown a nose for the ball when called upon, recording 33 tackles and a sack in the four games he has logged over 50 percent of the club's defensive snaps. Following this strong performance, there is no reason to think the youngster won't earn another start against the Bears in Week 16.
Lee started and recorded 12 tackles (10 solo) and a sack in Sunday's win over Detroit.
Lee made his first start with the 49ers with several linebackers held out of action. The 22-year-old performed admirably in a pinch, but his role is set to be reduced with Reuben Foster returning from suspension next week. Lee could still start right outside linebacker if Malcolm Smith (hamstring) is unable to go, but he would likely come off the field in nickel and dime packages, limiting his IDP appeal.
Lee (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Lee injured his knee in Week 9 against the Cardinals and wasn't available to play in the 49ers' Week 10 win over the Giants. However, with the 49ers on bye last week, it appears Lee has made a full recovery from the injury, as his full participation Wednesday indicates.
Lee (knee) won't play in Sunday's game against the Giants, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Lee suffered the knee injury during last week's game against the Cardinals. Given that he functions mainly as a special teams asset, the 49ers defense shouldn't experience any appreciable drop-off in Week 10.
Lee (knee) was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Lee had been active as a special teams player in every game since Week 2 for the 49ers and had only seen four snaps on defense in that span. The severity of the injury remains to be seen.
Lee signed a contract with the 49ers on Wednesday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports.
The 49ers snagged Lee, the Vikings' seventh-round draft pick in April, off Minnesota's practice squad. He'll provide depth at linebacker in the wake of Reuben Foster's (ankle) expected month-long absence.
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||14||4||3.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||16||65||54.0||11||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||1||1||0||0||1||0|