The Tampa Buccaneers have acquired DE Alex Magee and a 2011 undisclosed draft pick from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick. To make room for Magee on their 53-man roster, the Buccaneers placed RB Kareem Huggins (knee) on Injured Reserve.
Magee (6-3, 298) was selected by the Chiefs in the third-round (67th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Purdue University and has played in 17 games with one start for Kansas City. He totaled 11 tackles, 2.0 sacks and four quarterback pressures in his time with the Chiefs.
At Purdue, Magee played in 50 games with 33 starts - 25 consecutive - and finished his collegiate career with 117 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks. He also added three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, an interception and two passes defensed. In his senior season, he had a career-high in sacks and made six stops behind the line of scrimmage.
Magee figures to compete for a spot as Tampa Bay’s fourth defensive end. With starting DE Tyson Jackson (knee) expected to return this week, Magee became expendable for Kansas City. They still have four defensive ends on their 53-man roster.
With Huggins out for the rest of the season, undrafted rookie free-agent RB LeGarrette Blount should get a shot to get into the rotation at the position.
-- Adam Caplan