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Eric Lee
No. 55 – Detroit Lions
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1994-08-06) August 6, 1994 (age 25)
Panama City, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Daphne (Daphne, Alabama)
College:South Florida
Undrafted:2016
Career history
* Houston Texans ( 2016 2017)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Total tackles:25
Sacks:3.5
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Eric Lee (born August 6, 1994) is an American football defensive end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Florida and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans.

Professional careerEdit

Houston TexansEdit

Lee signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2016.[1] He was waived by the Texans on September 3, 2016 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[2][3] After spending his entire rookie season on the practice squad, Lee signed a reserve/future contract with the Texans on January 16, 2017.[4]

On September 2, 2017, Lee was waived by the Texans.[5]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On September 5, 2017, Lee was signed to the Buffalo Bills' practice squad.[6] He was promoted to the active roster on September 29, 2017.[7] He was waived on October 3, 2017 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[8]

New England PatriotsEdit

On November 21, 2017, Lee was signed by the New England Patriots off the Bills' practice squad.[9] He made his NFL debut in Week 12, recording four tackles and his first career sack in a 35-17 win over the Dolphins. The following week he again impressed, gaining 1.5 sacks, 4 tackles, 1 interception, and 1 pass deflection in a 23-3 win against his old team, the Buffalo Bills. Thus bringing him to 8 tackles, 1 interception, 2.5 sacks, and 1 pass deflection in his first 2 games. Lee reached Super Bowl LII with the Patriots, but the team fell short to the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 41-33.

On September 1, 2018, Lee was waived by the Patriots as part of the roster cutdown.[10]

Detroit Lions Edit

On September 3, 2018, Lee was signed to the Detroit Lions' practice squad.[11] He was promoted to the active roster on September 29, 2018.[12] He was waived on November 20, 2018 and re-signed to the practice squad.[13] He was promoted back to the active roster on December 5, 2018.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Texans sign 3 draft picks, 15 undrafted free agents". May 6, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20180501152055/http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Texans-sign-3-draft-picks-15-undrafted-free-agents/0c23de57-dbc3-49b5-952a-ec4109210d0b. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  2. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans down to 53-man roster". September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on August 26, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170826234400/http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/TRANSACTIONS-Texans-down-to-53-man-roster/134830f6-5c30-4d46-9d18-8cbd723fb17f. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  3. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans sign 8 to practice squad". September 4, 2016. Archived from the original on August 26, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170826234806/http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/TRANSACTIONS-Texans-sign-8-to-practice-squad/2c9ed829-80a9-4b65-b91b-d223fcf926a8. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  4. "Texans sign eight players to reserve/future contracts". January 16, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171207074845/http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Texans-sign-eight-players-to-reservefuture-contracts/b301714b-c805-4f95-8f61-193a4d77284a. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  5. "Transactions: Texans down to 53-man roster". September 2, 2017. http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Transactions-Texans-down-to-53-man-roster/66026019-c0ba-4265-9447-6d6bbed1a110. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  6. Brown, Chris (September 5, 2017). "Bills make three practice squad changes". https://web.archive.org/web/20180212070218/http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-make-three-practice-squad-changes/0492c426-d636-42c2-955d-272e2cf96191. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  7. Brown, Chris (September 29, 2017). "Bills promote DE Eric Lee from practice squad". https://web.archive.org/web/20180410105833/http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-promote-DE-Eric-Lee-from-practice-squad/bfb767da-bb9b-4f22-b469-0f133b016b33. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  8. Brown, Chris (October 3, 2017). "Bills sign WR Brown, S Elston back to the roster; sign S Thomas". https://web.archive.org/web/20171207170133/http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-sign-WR-Brown-S-Elston-back-to-the-roster-sign-S-Thomas/2357b3a1-835a-4bdc-bee5-39dd9076bd15. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  9. "Patriots sign DL Eric Lee from Buffalo Practice Squad; Release DE Cassius Marsh". November 21, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180503012732/http://www.patriots.com/news/2017/11/21/patriots-sign-dl-eric-lee-buffalo-practice-squad-release-de-cassius-marsh.
  10. "Patriots Announce Roster Cutdown". September 1, 2018. https://www.patriots.com/news/patriots-make-cutdown-to-53-man-roster.
  11. "Lions sign free agent LB Marquis Flowers and waive LB Trevor Bates". September 3, 2018. https://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-sign-free-agent-lb-marquis-flowers-and-waive-lb-trevor-bates.
  12. "Lions sign DE Eric Lee to active roster from practice squad". September 29, 2018. https://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-sign-de-eric-lee-to-active-roster-from-practice-squad.
  13. "Lions sign free agent S Don Carey". November 20, 2018. https://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-sign-free-agent-s-don-carey.
  14. "Lions place LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin on Reserve-Injured". December 5, 2018. https://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-place-lb-jalen-reeves-maybin-on-reserve-injured.

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