On Monday, the Buffalo Bills announced some changes to their practice squad. The biggest news involves the signing of former first-round LB Darron Lee. In order to be signed, Lee has passed the COVID-19 protocols and can practice immediately.
Lee was selected 20th overall in the 2016 NFL draft. After playing 40 games in New Jersey, making 36 starts, Lee was released prior to the 2019 season. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and played primarily as a special teamer, though he did make two starts for the Super Bowl champions last year.
For his career, Lee has 272 tackles, 17 tackles-for-loss, 11 quarterback hits, four sacks, 11 pass breakups, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and a defensive touchdown. He’s undersized at 6’1” and 230 lbs, but he’s insanely athletic, as he ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine to go with a 35.5” vertical and a 7.12-second three-cone time.
The team released LB Ahmad Gooden to make room for Lee.
In other news, TE Nate Becker was activated off the team’s COVID-19 list. He was exposed to Dawson Knox as a close contact ten days ago. He is back on the practice squad now. Knox and fellow TE Tommy Sweeney remain on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.