The #Chiefs have traded G Rishaw Johnson for S Kelcie McCray.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) August 21, 2014
Johnson came into Chiefs training camp as the projected starter at right guard but has since slipped down the depth chart due to the good play of rookie Zach Fulton. Johnson’s roster spot has become one of question the last few weeks and the Chiefs need help in the defensive secondary.
After going undrafted out of Arkansas State in 2012, McCray stands at 6-2, 202 pounds and performed well at the combine with his 4.54 official 40 yard dash time. He fits the prototypical size that John Dorsey and Andy Reid are looking for in their defensive back field and could also make a contribution in special teams.
McCray started his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins before he was picked up the Buccs last season. In 2013, McCray appeared in eight games (104 snaps) where he had 12 combined tackles.
At best, McCray could be a guy that makes the team late and contributes here-and-there, much like the Ron Parkers and Sean McGraths of 2013 did for this team. He’ll be competing with Jerron McMillian and Malcom Bronson for one of the remaining spots in the secondary and his best bet to make the team is by showing well on special teams.
As for the offensive line, the loss of Johnson means that a guy like Ricky Henry, who’s been playing really well lately, has a legitimate shot of making the final 53 man roster.