Magee to try out for Red Sox

TAMPA, Fla. -- Linebacker Brandon Magee was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday morning. It didn't take him long to find a new team -- in a different sport.

Magee told the Tampa Bay Times he was headed to spring training at the Boston Red Sox's minor league facility in Fort Myers, Florida.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity they gave me at the time. Right now, I'm focused on spring training," Magee told the newspaper.

Magee played both sports in college at Arizona State and was drafted by the Red Sox in 2012. He previously was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics. Magee was with the Red Sox in extended spring training last year before signing with the Bucs.

Magee played sparingly for Tampa Bay last season. He had six tackles on special teams.