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47 Elijah Lee OLB

San Francisco 49ers

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March 14, 2019 06:48 PM
49ers' Elijah Lee: Signs tender with 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 1, 2019 11:08 PM
49ers' Elijah Lee: Double-digit tackles yet again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 24, 2018 06:40 AM
49ers' Elijah Lee: Shines in another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 17, 2018 09:56 PM
49ers' Elijah Lee: Performs well in start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 17, 2018 03:52 AM
49ers' Elijah Lee: Leads team in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 23, 2017 09:44 AM
49ers' Elijah Lee: Full practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Nick Wagoner of 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.

November 7, 2017 09:04 PM
49ers' Elijah Lee: Out for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 6, 2017 04:36 AM
49ers' Elijah Lee: Will not return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 14, 2017 01:12 PM
49ers' Elijah Lee: Signs with San Francisco
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017Minnesota Vikings000.000000.0000
2017San Francisco 49ers1443.010000.0000
2018San Francisco 49ers166554.0111000.0002
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2017Minnesota Vikings000000000
2017San Francisco 49ers1400100000
2018San Francisco 49ers1600110010

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St. Joseph, MO, USA
Kansas State
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