Cornerback Ken Lucas, recently released by the Carolina Panthers, reportedly visited the Seattle Seahawks before taking a trip to Chicago on Monday, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. Team sources confirmed Lucas’ visit to Seattle.
When Lucas was released by the Panthers earlier this month I said that he would be a good fit in Seattle because at 6-0, 205 pounds he’s a big, physical corner who would fit in nicely with Seattle’s change to more of a cover-2 scheme.
Lucas was drafted by Seattle in 2001 and got his start with the Seahawks before leaving in free agency to Carolina in 2005.
Lucas presumably also has a good relationship with current Seattle defensive backs coach Tim Lewis, who served as the defensive backs coach in Carolina when Lucas was there.
Signing Lucas also would fit the team’s current strategy of filling needs through free agency so when the draft comes in April, the Seahawks can take the best player available.