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Sean Lee | Linebacker

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 238
College: Penn State
Contract: view contract details

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The Dallas Morning News expects Sean Lee to stick at WLB despite the four-game suspension of MLB Rolando McClain.
The Cowboys moved Lee to the weak side in an effort to keep him healthy, and they are unlikely to change the plan simply because McClain will miss four games. Jasper Brinkley will get the first crack at replacing McClain. Anthony Hitchens is penciled in as the starter at strong-side 'backer. Jul 11 - 9:57 AM

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Cowboys WLB Sean Lee (knee) participated in team drills at Tuesday's practice.

He was limited to individual work at OTAs. Lee looked sharp Tuesday, even catching Jason Witten for a touchdown-saving tackle during 11-on-11 drills. The 28-year-old finished with PFF's seventh-highest inside linebacker grade in 2013. That was Lee's last healthy season.
Jun 16 - 2:15 PM

Cowboys WLB Sean Lee says he played the first four years of his career with a left ACL that was "80 percent" torn.

Lee suffered the injury his senior year at Penn State. "I always knew it was a matter of time before that thing probably went," Lee said of his knee. Lee has dealt with all manner of injury through five years in the NFL, but is back to 100 percent heading into 2015. One month shy of his 29th birthday, Lee has All-Pro upside if he can figure out a way to stay on the field.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jun 4 - 1:16 PM

Cowboys WLB Sean Lee (knee) expects to be full-go for training camp.

The Cowboys are limiting Lee to individual drills at OTAs. A full year removed from ACL surgery, he's practicing without a knee brace and hasn't had any setbacks. Lee could be cleared for 7-on-7 work later this month.
Jun 3 - 7:05 PM

Cowboys WLB Sean Lee (knee) has been cleared for OTAs.

A full year removed from ACL surgery, Lee hasn't had any setbacks and will practice without limitations. After missing 31 games the past three seasons, Dallas will attempt to keep Lee healthy by moving him to the weak side.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 23 - 8:37 PM

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said WLB Sean Lee (ACL surgery) "looks fantastic."

Jones added Lee is "ready to go." A top-flight defender when healthy, Lee has only played 17 games over the last three seasons. After playing as a middle linebacker his entire career, Dallas is moving Lee to the weak side in an effort to keep him healthy.
May 2 - 11:10 AM

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones confirms Sean Lee will be moving to weak-side linebacker in 2015.

Asked if the position change was more about Lee's skill-set or reducing injury risk, Jones replied "both." Lee has spent his entire career in the middle, and been a dynamo when healthy. The problem, of course, is that he's rarely healthy, missing 31 games over the past three years. Lee would drop back into coverage more as the "will," and face off less with bruising defensive linemen.
Mar 24 - 4:16 PM

Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said at the Combine that WLB Sean Lee is "ahead of target" in his recovery from last May's torn ACL.

Lee also tore his ACL at Penn State. Jones expects Lee to be a full participant when the Cowboys open OTAs, and acknowledged the team has discussed using him at weak-side linebacker, particularly if Dallas re-signs free agent MLB Rolando McClain. Lee will be a bounce-back target in IDP leagues.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 18 - 8:49 PM

ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer has heard that "everything is coming along fine" in Cowboys WLB Sean Lee's ACL rehab.

Lee tore the ACL in 2014 OTAs. He hasn't had any setbacks and could be available for offseason workouts. The Cowboys' MIKE linebacker the past four years, Lee will move to the weak side in DC Rod Marinelli's scheme.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jan 30 - 8:07 PM

The Dallas Morning News names WLB Sean Lee's contract one of the three worst on the team.

It's hard to disagree. Lee inked a seven-year, $42 million deal in August 2013 and has appeared in just 11-of-32 regular-season games because of various injuries in 2013 and a torn ACL in 2014. When on the field, Lee was worth the money. But he's no longer expected to man the middle for the Cowboys, and will instead shift to the weak side in DC Rod Marinelli's scheme. The Cowboys will hope to bring back impending free agent MLB Rolando McClain. Cutting Lee isn't an option, as the Cowboys would take on a $9 million-plus dead money hit.
Jan 28 - 9:49 AM

The Cowboys plan to move Sean Lee to weak-side linebacker in 2015.

On injured reserve with a torn left ACL, Lee is expected to be ready for training camp next summer. He will play "Will 'backer" in Rod Marinelli's defense after spending his first four seasons in the middle. The Cowboys will hope Rolando McClain continues to solidify himself as a legitimate starting Mike 'backer.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 03:09:00 PM

Cowboys placed MLB Sean Lee on injured reserve with a torn left ACL, ending his season.

Any hopes of a late-season return are officially kaput. Lee tore the ACL during a May 27 OTA and underwent surgery on June 12, getting slapped with a 8-12 month recovery timetable. In a best-case scenario, the heart and soul of Dallas' beleaguered defense will be a full-go for 2015 training camp. The oft-injured 27-year-old signed a seven-year, $42.6 million contract in August of 2013.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 04:54:00 PM

Cowboys MLB Sean Lee underwent surgery on his torn left ACL Thursday.

Doctors also repaired a "small meniscus tear." According to coach Jason Garrett, the Cowboys have yet to decide if Lee will begin training camp on injured reserve or the active/PUP list. Either way, Lee is facing long odds of making a Melvin Ingram-esque return late this season.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 02:05:00 PM

Coach Jason Garrett revealed MLB Sean Lee (knee) will undergo surgery to repair his torn ACL on Thursday.

Some are holding out hope Lee can make a Melvin Ingram-like return to the lineup in December. Ingram tore his ACL around the same time last year, returning to play the final four regular season games and playoffs. ESPN Dallas isn't taking the bait, and expects Lee to miss the entire year. Justin Durant is running with the ones at MIKE 'backer. Rookie Anthony Hitchens is also in the mix.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 03:48:00 PM

ESPN Dallas doesn't expect Sean Lee (ACL surgery) to return this season.

There's been some thought that Lee could be stashed on short-term I.R. in hopes of making a late-season impact, but the Cowboys aren't going to rush back a player with his injury history. Lee is facing an 8-12 month recovery timetable and should spend the entire 2014 season on injured reserve.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sat, May 31, 2014 05:36:00 PM

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