A former Kansas State Wildcat proving his worth for Cleveland Browns
Elijah Lee, a linebacker that has moved around a bit in the league, seems to have the inside job in securing a spot in the linebacker room. I lived out in Kansas for 26 years before returning to the Cleveland region and I’ve always followed K-State football because they were close by and for the past 30 years have been a top-notch college football program.
While at K-State, Lee was an outstanding player, recording 11 sacks in his three years there and by his junior season registered 110 tackles and recorded two interceptions.
He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2017 but moved around a lot. He had primarily played on various teams’ practice squads. After being released by Detroit Lions a year ago, the Browns snatched him off waivers. His biggest season in the league was back in 2018 when he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers and he recorded 65 tackles after starting five times for the 49ers.
The Browns used Lee a year ago to help out on special teams coverage and his hard work in this training camp has been noticed. Plus it helps when the injury bug starts to hit the position you’re fighting for a spot on.
His size standing at 6-foot-3 is also a big plus. He is very determined and I believe will do very well in this new role with the team.