Cowboys Sign TE Marcus Lucas, Waive/Injured OT Derrick Puni

     

Update:

The Dallas Cowboys announced Wednesday that they’ve signed TE Marcus Lucas to a contract following his tryout for the team and waived OT Derrick Puni with an injury designation. 


The Dallas Cowboys are working out TE Marcus Lucas, per ESPN’s Todd Archer

Dallas has an open slot on the roster following the release of TE Rico Gathers, and HC Jason Garrett said Tuesday the team would be looking to fill it with another tight end. 

Lucas, 27, wound up signing on with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri back in back in 2014. He spent his rookie year on the Panthers’ practice squad and later returned to Carolina on a future/reserve contract. However, the Panthers waived him at the start of the 2015 season.

Since then, Lucas played for the Dolphins, Bears and Panthers before signing on to the Seahawks’ practice squad in 2016. Seattle signed Lucas to a futures deal for 2017 only to eventually waive him from injured reserve with a settlement before the start of the regular season.

After that, Lucas spent time with the Colts, Raiders and Lions before returning to the Seahawks practice squad in 2018. He was again released and caught on with the 49ers before being waived in May. 

Lucas has yet to appear in an NFL game.

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