Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee is reportedly signing with the New England Patriots, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Patriots are signing former Jaguars’ WR Marqise Lee to a one-year contract, per source. Trade a TE, land a WR.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2020
The former second round draft pick has missed 26 games over the past two seasons after signing a four-year $34 million contract with $16.5 million guaranteed at signing.
Lee missed the entirety of the 2018 season after suffering a catastrophic knee injury during the preseason of that year, and missed the majority of last season due to a shoulder injury which required surgery.
Since being drafted in 2014, Lee has accounted for 174 receptions for 2,184 yards, and eight touchdowns. However, over the past two years combined Lee has only been able to net three receptions for 18 yards — unable to remain healthy.
The Jaguars now enter 2020 with three top-wide receivers on the last year of their contract in Dede Westbrook, Keelan Cole, and Chris Conley. The team will almost assuredly address the position in this year’s deep wide receiver draft class.