Cowboys LB Lee on returning from injury: 'I'm ready to go'
JUN 3, 5:57p ET | Mike Fisher
Rotowire: Aug 9 / 12:07p ET
News: Lee (knee) began taking part in team drills with the Cowboys on Saturday, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: The oft-injured linebacker is working his way back from an ACL tear sustained during offseason workouts in 2014, but is expected to be up to full speed by the time the season begins. He's set to transition from his middle linebacker position to a spot on the weak side this season, which should still allow him to contribute as an IDP.
Rotowire: Aug 3 / 7:01a ET
News: Lee (knee) has yet to take part in team drills, the Cowboys' official site reports.
Impact: There's no indication that he's dealing with a new injury, and team trainers are simply being cautious with the fragile Lee after he missed all of last season due to a torn ACL. If he's able to make it to Week 1 in one piece, he's still expected to start at weakside linebacker.
Rotowire: Jun 16 / 11:57a ET
News: Lee (knee) got in some team work at Tuesday's minicamp practice, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.
Impact: Lee is slightly more than a year removed from tearing the ACL and meniscus in his left knee. He's played just 17 games over the past three seasons, but was highly effective when last seen on the field near the end of 2013. Assuming he continues to make good progress in his recovery, he's locked in as the Cowboys' starting weakside linebacker, with Rolando McClain manning the middle. Both are candidates to be useful IDP contributors, but McClain is reportedly facing the possibility of a four-game suspension, and he won't necessarily stay on the field for passing downs.