The Kansas City Chiefs made the “big” trade around the NFL today at the deadline, dealing Alex Magee to the Bucs, according to Adam Schefter.
Kansas City traded former third-round pick, defensive end Alex Magee, to Tampa Bay for draft conditions.
In return for DE Alex Magee, the Chiefs get back a 2011 draft pick from the Buccaneers, but Tampa Bay also gets one as well.
There are two ways to look at this one.
The Chiefs are now without 4 of their 8 picks from 2009, an amazing number after only one season. This is just one more indictment of Scott Pioli’s first draft class.
Magee was on the bubble coming out of training camp, barely making the 53 man roster. The fact that Pioli was able to get any sort of value back for Magee — even if it’s just the right to swap draft positions with Tampa — is a minor miracle. Pioli should also be given credit for not hanging on to Magee for the same of hoping that one of his draft picks worked out. He — and presumably Todd Haley — knew that there wasn’t a place for Magee in Kansas City and found a way to get something back for the third-round pick.
With Bernard Pollard and Magee failing to fit in with the new regime, I wouldn’t expect any more Boilermakers to show up on the Chiefs draft board in 2011.