Kendrick Lewis Is The First Chiefs Draft Pick To Sign

The Chiefs on Tuesday signed 5th round draft pick Kendrick Lewis. From what I can tell, Nick Wright of 610 Sports first reported the news (though Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com was only minutes behind him).

No word yet on the money but we can get it within a few thousand bucks judging by the guys that have signed before and after him. From Mac's Football Blog:

135. Atlanta Falcons - Dominique Franks, CB, Oklahoma - Signed (4-years, $2.001M; $211,050 signing bonus)
136. Kansas City Chiefs - Kendrick Lewis, S, Mississippi
137. Denver Broncos - Perrish Cox, CB, Oklahoma State - Signed (4-years, $1.991M; ~$202,000 signing bonus)

With that, you can probably assume Lewis signed a four-year deal worth slightly less than $2 million and a bonus in the area of $206,000. Mac's Football Blog has reminded us of the Chiefs tendency to sign three-year deals with their late round picks:

Terms of the contract were not disclosed, though the Chiefs emulate the "Pittsburgh model", and sign their mid-to-late draft choices to three-year contracts. As such, Lewis' contract is likely in the $1.36 million dollar range, with a signing bonus of around $155,000.

This now means that the Chiefs are no longer among the six teams who have yet to sign a draft pick.

(H/T ChiefMizzou09)

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