Newton, 30, is a former seventh-round pick of the Texans back in 2011. He was entering the third year of his five-year, $26.5 million contract that includes $10 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $2.25 million for the 2017 season when the Texans released him.
The Saints signed him to a contract a few weeks ago but was waived soon after.
In 2016, Newton appeared in six games for the Texans and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 47 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.
Lucas, 27, signed on with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas State back in 2014. He has managed to make the 53-man roster in each of his three years in the NFL and finished playing out his three-year, $1,550,000 contract with the Lions.
Lucas returned to the Lions last year on a restricted deal, but was among the team’s final roster cuts. The Rams signed him to a contract a few weeks into the regular season and brought him back on a new deal this past April.
Unfortunately, Lucas wound up being among the Rams’ final roster cuts coming out of the preseason and he’s been on and off of the Saints’ roster the past few weeks.
In 2017, Lucas appeared in one game for the Rams.