By Charles Goldman
The Kansas City Chiefs signed their remaining unsigned exclusive rights and restricted free agents at the start of the offseason program.
Jordan Lucas, Justin Hamilton and Harrison Butker all signed one-year tenders on Monday per the NFL’s transaction report. That means they’ll remain with the Chiefs for the 2019 season. These moves were expected as each of player was tendered a contract and none of them have any outstanding quarrels with the Chiefs.
Butker is the most significant of these three signings. He’s been the starting kicker for the Chiefs during the past two seasons. As an exclusive rights free agent Butker is set to earn a salary of $645,000 in 2019, though, he could still be extended to a long-term contract before mid-July.
Lucas, appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs last season. He’s been a favorite of Chiefs fans, and many thought he deserved more starting opportunities when the Chiefs struggled to find the right safety combination. He’ll have a chance to earn a more prominent role in 2019 with a new defensive coaching staff. Lucas’ tender is for significantly more because he’s a restricted free agent. He was given a low-level tender based on his draft status and will earn just over $2 million on the 2019...