Kelcie McCray works out for Kansas City Chiefs

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 24: Safety Kelcie McCray
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 24: Safety Kelcie McCray /

The Kansas City Chiefs have brought in an old friend in safety Kelcie McCray for a workout with the team, per Aaron Wilson.

Kelcie McCray was once a very welcome (and regular) sight at Arrowhead Stadium as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs secondary. Those days might circle back around with word that the veteran safety worked out for the Chiefs on Monday, per Aaron Wilson.

McCray was once another piece of evidence that John Dorsey was excellent at finding underappreciated talent in both the draft and free agency, especially in the secondary where he would unearth players like McCray, Tyvon Branch, Husain Abdullah and the like and watch them transform into meaningful players in sub packages on defense as well as special teams.

During the preseason of 2014, Dorsey flipped offensive lineman Rishaw Johnson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for McCray. The safety went on to play in all 16 games that season for the Chiefs, excelling on special teams. One year later, Dorsey flipped McCray for a fifth round choice from the Seattle Seahawks.

McCray went on to play for the last two seasons with the Seahawks, playing in all 32 games and starting 7 of them in the process. He’s a valuable role player who is dependable in the line-up, and the Chiefs just might be doing their homework in case of further injury in the defensive backfield.

McCray, now 29-years-old, has played in 63 total games in his career including a previous stint with the Miami Dolphins. Wilson also reported that the Buffalo Bills worked out McCray in recent days, so it appears that some team might strike shortly with a contract offer as contenders look to add healthy bodies for the stretch run.