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Chiefs tender safety Jordan Lucas at sixth-round level

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

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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.