Former Lions CB Chase Lucas signs with the 49ers

In the early stages of free agency, the Detroit Lions opted not to tender Chase Lucas, though there remained mutual interest in his return. However, despite interest from multiple teams including the Las Vegas Raiders, Cleveland Browns, and New York Giants, Lucas ultimately joined the San Francisco 49ers.

While Lucas didn’t see defensive snaps for the Lions last season despite their secondary facing numerous injuries, he excelled as a special teams gunner. With the 49ers, he aims to compete for a similar role, whether it be as a nickel defender or a key contributor on special teams.

This move underscores the Lions’ scouting prowess, as it’s uncommon for a seventh-round pick to earn a second contract. The fact that other teams are seeking players from Detroit speaks volumes about the talent the Lions have developed. As Lucas embarks on a new chapter with the 49ers, it signals a change of scenery with hopes of finding his niche within their team structure.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire