Seattle traded a 5th-round pick to KC for safety Kelcie McCray. Seahawks needed safety help.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2015
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:
Seahawks got McCray, who backed up former Seahawk Ron Parker, who the Chiefs got for former Seahawk Rishaw Johnson— Danny Kelly (@FieldGulls) September 5, 2015
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....