Report: Chiefs plan to release LB Elijah Lee temporarily

Report: Chiefs plan to release LB Elijah Lee temporarily

 

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to make moves to trim their 53-man roster ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.

 

Report: Chiefs plan to release LB Elijah Lee temporarily

According to KC Star beat writer Herbie Teope, the Chiefs have a plan in place as it relates to TE Blake Bell and his recent hip surgery. The team will keep Bell on the 53-man roster, but place him on injured reserve shortly after, allowing him to later be designated to return from injured reserve.

 

Report: Chiefs plan to release LB Elijah Lee temporarily

In order to make room for Bell on the 53-man roster, the Chiefs will release LB Elijah Lee temporarily. Lee is a vested veteran, so he doesn’t need to pass through the league’s waiver system. He can be re-signed to the roster as early as Wednesday after the transaction is made with Bell.

 

Report: Chiefs plan to release LB Elijah Lee temporarily

Lee signed on a one-year deal as a free agent this offseason after spending time with the 49ers, Lions and Browns. A St. Joseph, Missouri native, Blue Springs and K-State alum, Kansas City is home for Lee. He played a big role on defense and special teams during the preseason. Should he return to the 53-man roster, it seems like he’ll continue to play a key role this season.

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