A top end edge defender at University of South Florida, Eric Lee was signed as a rookie free agent, offering him a chance in the NFL. Lee fits the bill from a height and weight stand point and was able to out-athletic many players on the college level. In college, Lee was a team captain and was selected all-conference. Starting 12 games, Lee had 45 total tackles, with 12 tackles for loss, and five sacks.
Lee’s start with the Texans began with him being waived shortly after rookie mini-camp due to an undisclosed knee injury but he was re-signed a few days later with some changes to his rookie contract. Lee looked strong out on the field and appears to fit the part but he is going to have to show that he can set the edge first when training camp hits. If he can generate any pass rush ability, it will be an added plus to help him make the team.
Outside shot at the 53-man roster but practice squad could be his best chance.
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