Bills sign linebacker Darron Lee to practice squad

Tight end Nate Becker has been activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list

The Buffalo Bills announced on Monday that the team has signed linebacker and former New York Jets first round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Darron Lee to the practice squad. To make room, they have released linebacker Ahmad Gooden from the practice squad.

Lee was selected 20th overall in the 2016 draft out of Ohio State, playing mostly inside linebacker in New York. He played 56 games for the Jets over three seasons, starting 36 of those games before being traded to the Kansas City Chiefs prior to the 2019 season. For his career, Lee has recorded 272 total tackles, including 17 for loss, four sacks and three interceptions.

Lee is considered a fast and athletic linebacker, more effective in coverage than against the run.

The Bills are currently dealing with several injuries at the position, including Matt Milano, who only played 15 snaps on Sunday after only 19 the week prior in his first two games returning from a pectoral muscle injury. Tremaine Edmunds missed time earlier this season with a shoulder injury and also had to leave Sunday's 24-21 win over the New England Patriots for two plays after being banged up. Tyrel Dodson remains on Injured Reserve with a hamstring injury.

The Bills also announced that tight end Nate Becker was activated back to the practice squad from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

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