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Defensive end Eric Lee visits Chiefs, per report

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Lee has spent time with the Texans, Patriots and Lions

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According to a report from the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, defensive end Eric Lee visited the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday.

With reports that defensive end Emmanel Ogbah has been lost for the season as a result of an injury (reported to be a torn pectoral muscle) suffered in Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, this visit makes a lot of sense.

Lee, 25, first joined the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans in 2016. Waived just before the season began, the 6-foot-3, 295 pound product of South Florida was then placed on the Texans’ practice squad, where he spent the rest of the season and the following offseason.

Released just before the start of the 2017 regular season, he was picked up by the Buffalo Bills, where he bounced on to the active roster — and back off again — before being signed off the Bills practice squad by the New England Patriots. He played in six games for the Patriots (including five starts) at the end of the 2017 season, collecting 19 tackles (10 solo, three for loss), 3.5 sacks and five quarterback hits. He also started one game of the posteseason.

He remained with the Patriots until being released at the final cutdown for the 2018 offseason. Then he was signed by the Detroit Lions, where he appeared in nine games — bouncing back and forth from their practice squad — until he was finally released for good last month.