Texans Cut LB Eric Lee

The Texans have cut outside linebacker Eric Lee, as Mark Berman of FOX 26 tweets. Lee was pursued by a number of teams after going undrafted this year, but the numbers crunch left him on the outside in Houston. Eric Lee (vertical)

Lee finished his senior season at South Florida with 45 tackles (12 for loss), five sacks, an interception, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. He had a sack and an interception in the Miami Beach Bowl, and he served as a team captain. He also was a second-team all-conference selection who won the Lee Roy Selmon award as the Bulls’ top defensive lineman.

Lee worked out privately for Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel prior to the draft and made a strong impression on him. The Patriots, Bears, Dolphins, and Buccaneers were among the teams interested in the linebacker prior to the draft, so it’s possible that they could be among the clubs with interest in him now that he is available.

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