4 linebackers Steelers should attempt to trade for following Devin Bush injury

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Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Sean Lee (50). Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /

Sean Lee

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So this one may not be the perfect match, but Sean Lee is still a very capable veteran player. Lee has missed all of the 2020 season so far, but he has returned to practice and is projected to be ready to play soon.

Though Lee is now 34 years old, he’s one of the most instinctive linebackers in football – as evidenced by his Pro Bowl and former first-team All-Pro honors. The Dallas Cowboys just lost their star quarterback for the season, and although they could still win their division, they know their chances of winning it all this year are going down the drain.

At the same time, Lee is not going to be pivotal to their gameplan on defense, and Leighton Vander Esch should be able to return to the field in a few weeks – making Lee a reserve player once again.

Lee may only be a shade of his old self, but he has excelled as an every-down linebacker for most of his career, and his veteran leadership and ability to sniff out plays would be a welcome addition to an already great defense. Lee wouldn’t cost much at all to obtain and he is on a one-year deal with a very reasonable cap number.