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Kelcie McCray trade to Seahawks shows how deep the Chiefs are

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One surprise on the Kansas City Chiefs roster cuts was the trade of safety Kelcie McCray to the Seattle Seahawks. Per Adam Schefter, it's for a fifth round pick.

Let's re-trace this trade:

2013: The Chiefs signed former Seahawks G Rishaw Johnson

2014: Chiefs trade G Rishaw Johnson to the Bucs for S Kelcie McCray

2015: Chiefs trade S Kelcie McCray to the Seahawks for a fifth round pick

So basically the Chiefs got a fifth round pick for a guy off the street. Or as our pal Danny over at Field Gulls puts it:

The Chiefs potentially would have cut McCray because they are so deep at safety. He is a good player I wish the Chiefs could keep but the Chiefs already have two former Pro Bowlers on the second team at safety (Eric Berry, Tyvon Branch).

The benefits of being a deep team....