Sean Lee's football career is over.
The two-time Pro Bowl linebacker told ESPN on Monday that he's retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.
After 11 seasons with the Cowboys, linebacker Sean Lee tells ESPN he is retiring. Injuries marked his career, but he was a two-time Pro Bowler and was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2016 and the unquestioned leader of the defense.https://t.co/DOICS1iVqq— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) April 26, 2021
Lee, who made First-Team All-Pro in 2016, was one of the premier linebackers in the NFL when he was healthy, which, sadly, wasn't often in his decade-plus career.
The Penn State product was drafted by Dallas in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. After starting slow, Lee came into his own in his rookie season, intercepting future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning twice.
Lee would then go on to be a key cog of the Cowboys' defense in the 2010s. But due to a multitude of injuries, Lee played in 16 games only once in his career. He played in just nine games last season, tallying just 20 tackles.
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