Chiefs-Bucs trade: S Kelcie McCray to Kansas City, G Rishaw Johnson to Tampa Bay

Joel Thorman

The KC Chiefs traded guard Rishaw Johnson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for safety Kelcie McCray. Read on for updates on the trade.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith just announced they have made a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bucs are sending safety Kelcie McCray to Kansas City while the Chiefs are sending guard Rishaw Johnson to the Bucs.

If you had told me a few months ago this trade would happen, I wouldn't have believed you. Rishaw Johson entered the Chiefs offseason first in line for the starting right guard job after a solid Week 17 effort in 2013. The Chiefs drafted Zach Fulton in May and he has since overtaken Johnson for that job. Ricky Henry and Jeff Linkenbach are other guards on the Chiefs roster who have a shot to make it. In fact, my Chiefs 53-man roster prediction was difficult because I thought you could make a case for any of those guards on the roster. Johnson does seem to have slipped behind the others over the last few weeks.

MoreThe reason for the Chiefs-Bucs trade

Nick Jacobs recently wrote, "Johnson can't handle a bull rush and doesn't seem to understand blocking angles."

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The Tampa Bay reaction to the trade

McCray is a 2012 undrafted free agent out of Arkansas State. He first signed with the Miami Dolphins before being placed on injured reserve. The Bucs picked him up last October. He ended the season appearing in 15 games for the Dolphins and Bucs. He is 25 years old and listed at 6'1 and 205 pounds.

The Chiefs are currently without Eric Berry, who has a heel injury. Presumptive third safety Sanders Commings had ankle surgery a few weeks ago so he's not an option right now. McCray comes in as another player competing, not necessarily a lock to make the roster as the Chiefs face cut downs in August 26 and August 30.

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