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Elijah Lee OLB

Cleveland Browns

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October 30, 2020 10:32 PM
Browns' Elijah Lee: Plucked off waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns claimed Lee off waivers from the Lions on Friday, Dan Labbe of 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.

October 29, 2020 10:56 PM
Elijah Lee: Moving on from Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 28, 2020 01:20 PM
Lions' Elijah Lee: Signs with Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee and the Lions have come to terms on a one-year deal, Michael Rothstein of 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.

March 18, 2020 10:52 AM
49ers' Elijah Lee: Does not receive tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 25, 2020 02:12 PM
49ers' Elijah Lee: Role reduced in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 5, 2019 06:40 PM
49ers' Elijah Lee: Joins active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 11, 2019 10:56 PM
49ers' Elijah Lee: Out two weeks with thumb injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee underwent surgery on his thumb and is expected to miss two weeks, Nick Wagoner of 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.

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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St. Joseph, MO, USA
Kansas State
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