ALLEN PARK — Elijah Lee, a linebacker who appeared in four games for the Detroit Lions in 2020, is back with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Lee was elevated from Kansas City’s practice squad ahead of its season-opening 44-21 win against the Arizona Cardinals. He logged eight defensive snaps and another 20 on special teams, notching one tackle.
The Chiefs had two open roster spots after placing rookie cornerback Trent McDuffie on injured reserve. Per the transaction wire, they signed Lee and linebacker Jack Cochrane from their practice squad to the 53-man roster.
Lee had two tackles in four games during his lone season in Detroit. He played all of his 73 snaps for the team on special teams. The 26-year-old broke into the league as a seventh-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings in 2017. The Kansas State product has also played for the San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns.