The Bears have agreed to sign former Chiefs safety Jordan Lucas to a one-year contract worth $1 million, NFL Network reported.
While the Bears are landing someone else to compete for Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s old job as their starting strong safety — along with Deon Bush, the presumptive leader at this point — they’re also getting a special-teams stalwart. In 14 games for the Super Bowl champion Chiefs last season, Lucas played 63.3 percent of their special-teams snaps. He played 47 percent of them in 2018.
Lucas had one sack and one interception in 2018, when he played in all 16 games and started four times for the Chiefs.
Clinton-Dix agreed to a one-year deal with the Cowboys late Thursday. The Bears re-signed Bush, who has spent his entire career with them, to a one-year contract soon after. Eddie Jackson is locked in as the Bears’ ball-hawking free safety after signing a record-breaking extension in January.
The Dolphins selected Lucas, a Penn State alum, in the sixth round in 2016. The Chiefs traded a seventh-round pick for him on the eve of the 2018 season.
Lucas is the second defensive back to agree to join the Bears in as many days. On Saturday, the team agreed to sign cornerback Artie Burns, a first-round pick of the Steelers in 2016, to a one-year contract.
The Bears are bringing back outside linebacker Isaiah Irving on a one-year deal.
Irving was a restricted free agent whom the Bears opted not to tender. Once he hit the free-agent market, however, they remained interested in keeping him.
Irving has one sack in 33 games with the Bears, but he played 37 percent of their special-teams snaps last season.