The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded away safety Kelcie McCray to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for offensive guard Rishaw Johnson, according to Bucs team officials. It’s a move that gives Tampa more depth at the offensive guard position, an area the team has struggled with this preseason.
Johnson saw action in three games with Kansas City, including one start. He had originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012, spending 13 weeks on Seattle’s practice squad. He was later promoted to the active roster for the final four weeks of the season.
He was waived during the final round of cuts in Seattle, signing with Kansas City, where he spent the first three weeks on the practice squad before earning a spot on the active roster.
McCray entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Dolphins. He was claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay Oct. 2 of last year. In his time spent with the two cities, he appeared in 15 games over the course of two seasons.
Against the Lions last year, McCray delivered a hit so hard, it jarred the ball loose from Calvin Johnson’s hands, with cornerback Johnthan Banks recovering it. The Bucs won 24-21.
McCray also recovered a fumble by wide receiver Kris Durham in the game.