Meet Devin Lucien, the latest addition to the Chiefs practice squad

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 31: Tay Glover-Wright
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The Kansas City Chiefs have added a new wide receiver to the practice squad in Devin Lucien, who formerly signed with the Pats and Colts.

For those paying attention to the deepest recesses of the Kansas City Chiefs roster, you’ll be interested to know there’s a new face on the team’s practice squad as they’ve replaced wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo with another wideout in Devin Lucien.

Lucien is a former Arizona State standout who was drafted in the seventh round by the New England Patriots a year ago in the 2016 NFL Draft. Lucien earned a spot on the team’s practice squad this season, but was released with an injury settlement shortly after the regular season started. Chris Ballard, the general manager for the Indianapolis Colts and former Chiefs exec, swooped in to sign Lucien after his release from the Pats, but that was also a short-lived stint after he was released a month later in early October.

In recent weeks, he’s worked out for the Oakland Raiders but failed to find an ultimate landing spot. The Chiefs, however, have decided to not only bring him in for a closer look for a day or two but to have him spend some real time with the coaches to see what he has to offer.  Lucien has his work cut out for him to rise above other options given that fellow wideouts like Gehrig Dieter and Seantavious Jones are also on the practice squad and have a bigger head start with the playbook.

The former UCLA transfer played a single season for ASU and had 66 catches for 1,074 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns.