The circumstances were created by Jerry. Had he waited to extend Lee he could have saved money on an injury prone player who ended up missing several games after he resigned him. No one would have signed Lee to a big contract with all the games he's missed due to injury. He fell in the 2010 draft because of his injury history and all he's has done is confirm what everyone feared about him. Extending Lee is another pie in Jerry's face it cost him Ware and now he doesn't have Lee who everyone knew would end up injured again.