clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Chiefs tender safety Jordan Lucas at sixth-round level

The “Lucas Locomotive” should be back on the rails to Kansas City in 2019

Jacksonville Jaguars v Kansas City Chiefs

According to a report from NFL insider Adam Caplan, on Wednesday afternoon — shortly after the beginning of the official free agency period — the Kansas City Chiefs tendered restricted free agent safety Jordan Lucas at the sixth-round level.

That means that if another team makes an offer to Lucas, the Chiefs have the right to match the offer or take a sixth-round draft pick in compensation.

As you may recall, the Chiefs gave a seventh-round pick to the Miami Dolphins to acquire Lucas last August as they sought to shore up their secondary after a disastrous preseason in the defensive backfield.

Lucas — a product of Penn State — originally joined the Dolphins as a sixth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, but had seen little playing time outside of special teams.

Lucas ended up playing in all 16 regular-season games for the Chiefs, starting four of them. He had an interception and a sack, along with 32 total tackles (22 solo) including a tackle for loss, a pair of quarterback hits and a pair of passes defensed.

Pro Football Focus gave him a 57.9 grade for the season and marked his Week 5 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the divisional playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts as his best of the year.

He also loves his nickname.

NEW: Join Arrowhead Pride Premier

If you love Arrowhead Pride, you won’t want to miss Pete Sweeney in your inbox each week as he delivers deep analysis and insights on the Chiefs' path to the Super Bowl.