Tweets from USA Today’s Tom Pelissero and Tampa Bay Buccaneers writer Scott Smith say the Chiefs have traded guard Rishaw Johnson to the Buccaneers for safety Kelcie McCray.
The Bucs got G Rishaw Johnson from the Chiefs in the McCray trade.
— Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) August 21, 2014
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 21, 2014
McCray, who went undrafted out of Arkansas State in 2012, is measured at 6-2, 202 pounds at the 2012 NFL Combine where he was a top performer in the 40 yard dash with a 4.54 official time. He signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2012 before being picked up by the Buccaneers last year.
In eight games with Tampa Bay last year (104 snaps), McCray posted a +1 overall PFF grade and +2 pass coverage grade. He also had a +3 special teams grade.
Rishaw Johnson was thought to be a contender for the starting right guard job until Zach Fulton ran away with it in training camp. Johnson struggled to keep the competition close and was quickly falling out of the running to make the final 53-man roster because of his lack of versatility on the offensive line.
McCray will compete with Jerron McMillian or Malcolm Bronson for one of the remaining spots in the secondary, while Johnson’s absence aids Larry Duvernay-Tardif, Jeff Linkenbach, and Ricky Henry in their pursuit of a spot on the 53-man.
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