Former Ohio State linebacker and first-round draft pick Darron Lee has found himself a new home.
Since being selected by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft, Lee has struggled to carve out a consistent role with a team. He was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs three years into his rookie contract with the Jets, but only saw limited playing time. He then signed a deal with the Buffalo Bills prior to the 2020 season but again was buried on the depth chart.
Despite the inability to carve out a niche in the NFL thus far, when he’s been on the field, Lee has been somewhat productive. He has 273 tackles, four sacks, and three interceptions over a five-year career that’s also seen him start 38 games.
The New Albany product will now look to revive his career alongside other former Buckeyes Damon Arnette, Johnathan Hankins, Liam McCullough.