Lee, 24, was the No. 20 overall pick by the Jets in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Ohio State product had 74 tackles, five tackles for a loss, five passes defensed, three interceptions and a touchdown in 12 starts last season for the Jets.
Lee has 238 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, 11 passes defensed, four sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and a touchdown in 40 appearances during his three-year NFL tenure.
The 6-foot-1, 232-pound defender has 36 career starts. Lee was suspended for four games in 2018 after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
The Jets fired general manager Mike Maccagnan hours before trading Lee. Gase was named his temporary replacement. Lee's $1.8 million salary is not guaranteed in 2019. He is not under contract in 2020 after the Jets declined to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract.