There has been a decent amount of buzz that a new contract could be coming for Lee and possibly as soon as the next month or two.
Lee, 26, is coming off of a torn toe ligament and will be entering the final year of his rookie contract. He has clearly been a force for the Dallas’ defense when healthy and would almost certainly generate a good deal of interest on the open market, so it makes sense that the Cowboys would try to prevent him from fielding offers from other teams.
This offseason, Dannell Ellerbe was really the only inside linebacker to cash in. Miami not only signed him for five-years at $35 million which includes $14 million guaranteed, but they also managed to sign Philip Wheeler to a five-year, $26 million contract with $13 million guaranteed.
Lee should easily be able to secure a similar contract to that of Ellerbe, so we’ll have to see if talks between the two sides pick up in the coming weeks.
We have Lee listed as the No. 15 player in our Top 50 – 2014 Free Agents list.