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Kendrick Lewis Becomes The First Chiefs Draft Pick To Agree To Terms

The Chiefs on Tuesday announced they have signed fifth-round pick Kendrick Lewis, safety out of Ole Miss.

Lewis becomes the first Chiefs draft pick to agree to terms.

The Chiefs never release financial information but here's what Lewis can expect to be paid:

135. Atlanta Falcons - Dominique Franks, CB, Oklahoma - Signed (4-years, $2.001M; $211,050 signing bonus)
136. Kansas City Chiefs - Kendrick Lewis, S, Mississippi
137. Denver Broncos - Perrish Cox, CB, Oklahoma State - Signed (4-years, $1.991M; ~$202,000 signing bonus)

The problem with the Chiefs though is that they have been signing their later round picks to three-year contracts so, keeping that in mind, Mac's Football Blog breaks it down:

Terms of the contract were not disclosed, though the Chiefs emulate the "Pittsburgh model", and sign their mid-to-late draft choices to three-year contracts. As such, Lewis' contract is likely in the $1.36 million dollar range, with a signing bonus of around $155,000.

Lewis is expected to compete with Jon McGraw for the starting free safety job.

Here's a listing of the rest of the Chiefs draft picks:

1.5 - Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
2.36 - Dexter McCluser, WR, Mississippi
2.50 - Javier Arenas, CB, Alabama
3.68 - Jon Asamoah, G, Illinois
3.93 - Tony Moeaki, TE, Iowa
5.136 - Kendrick Lewis, S, Mississippi
5.142 - Cameron Sheffield, LB, Troy

The only one to worry about on that list is Eric Berry. As the fifth overall pick, he might not be signed until closer to training camp. The others should be in camp right on time.