Sean Lee not rehabbing, feeling great for a change

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Sean Lee had his healthiest season a year ago, and that has continued into the offseason. For the first time since 2012, the Cowboys linebacker isn’t spending his spring rehabbing from surgery.

“It’s nice to feel good this time of year,” Lee said, via

Lee, who, in 2017, earned All-Pro honors for the first time, has followed a cautious practice schedule by never going three consecutive days. Although Lee isn’t thrilled sitting and watching some days, it is better than in previous offseasons.

In 2013, he was rehabbing a season-ending toe injury. A year later, Lee tore an ACL on the first day of OTAs. In 2015, he was returning from a knee injury. In 2016, he had offseason arthroscopic surgery.

“I think we’re working the right way,” Lee said of his practice schedule. “I’d like to get out there a little more, but we have a good plan for me and I feel great.”

Lee missed 37 of a possible 112 games in his first seven seasons. He has never played a full, 16-game schedule, but the only game he missed last season was the meaningless regular-season finale.

3 responses to “Sean Lee not rehabbing, feeling great for a change

  1. Sean Lee is a beast. For my money he is the best LB in the NFL, just need him to stay healthy. He’s also been mentoring Jaylon Smith in the offseason and if those two can get on the field together that would make for a very formidable presence in the front 7, which will make life easier for the young CBs in the secondary.

  2. A beast? An ice sculpture of an animal, maybe. Sean Lee is so fragile, Jerry Jones makes the waterboys use a coaster when they squirt him.

  3. For a person with a handle like ” competitivecompetition…etc”
    It seems ironic that you criticize Lee. He isn’t the biggest nor fastest he has a tendency to be in the middle of all defensive plays.
    He has been injured but so has Bowman, Kuechly and Thomas Davis.
    It is a natural result of the position. He has missed less games than
    Keuchly in the last two years ..but who cares? They are both fun to watch COMPETE!!

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