WR - FA
Week 3 Outlook
The 49ers waived WR Marqise Lee on Friday.
Lee signed with San Francisco to a one-year deal four days ago. His time as a 49er is short-lived and he was waived after less than a week. The 29-year-old WR will look to latch onto another team. Lee hasn’t played since Week 8 of 2019 and finished that season with three receptions on four targets for 18 yards across six games for the Jaguars.
Free-agent wide receiver Marqise Lee agreed to a contract with the 49ers on Monday.
Lee was released by the Patriots during the offseason with a failed physical designation. He opted out of the 2020 season and didn’t suit up for New England. The 29-year-old lands in San Francisco as a depth signing. Lee hasn’t played since Week 8 of 2019 and finished that season with three receptions on four targets for 18 yards across six games for the Jaguars.
The New England Patriots have released wide receiver Marqise Lee, according to ESPN NFL insider Field Yates.
Lee opted out of the 2020 season and played in just six games for the Jaguars in 2019 after tearing his ACL in 2018. He reportedly intends to play in 2021 but hasn't been a productive wide receiver in the NFL since 2017 and turns 30 in November. With a deep wide receiver class in this year's NFL Draft and the wide receiver market already moving slowly in free agency, Lee isn't likely to find an abundance of suitors on the open market.
WR Marquise Lee has elected to opt out of the 2020 season.
Lee becomes the latest Patriot to opt out of the 2020 season. He joins Marcus Cannon, Brandon Bolden, Patrick Chung, Dont’a Hightower, Danny Vitale and Najeen Toran. Lee became a first time father in February. “We just feel like it wasn’t smart for us to go out and play this year,” said Lee. The 28-year-old’s one-year contract will roll into 2021. Lee hauled in three catches for 18 yards on four targets across six games for the Jaguars in 2019.
Free-agent wide receiver Marqise Lee is assigning a one-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to a report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Lee was released by the Jaguars earlier in the week in a cost-cutting move as the veteran wideout has dealt with injuries the last few years. He'll get a chance to bounce back in New England, though things will look very different for the Patriots this season with Tom Brady no longer at the helm.