With Rodney Hudson's injury, Chiefs work out a center

In news that shouldn't surprise but perhaps worry you a little bit, the Kansas City Chiefs are bringing in center Sampson Genus for a workout, according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com. Genus is a former Green Bay Packer and an undrafted free agent in 2011.

This shouldn't surprise you because the Chiefs on Sunday had to move Ryan Lilja, a guard, to center. This should worry you because it suggests Rodney Hudson, who was hurt and the reason Lilja moved to center, could be out for a little bit.

Related: Chiefs injury updates for Dexter McCluster, Rodney Hudson and Peyton Hillis

Crennel was asked earlier today about using Lilja at center again and he said: "If [Hudson is] not playing, then I probably need to research to see if I can find at least a backup to come in. I'll have to see what that looks like."

Genus is that potential backup.

If he is signed, Lilja likely remains the center and rookie Jeff Allen remains at Lilja's guard spot.

If Hudson is out for a while, the Chiefs are prepared to handle this. Both Lilja and Allen did well enough in Sunday's game despite the mid-game change.

"I thought Lilja did an excellent job to tell you the truth because he came into the game and he snapped," Crennel said today. "He had shotgun snaps with no quarterback-center exchange problems in there. Then as well as Lilja, I thought Allen did a nice job, coming in and playing really for the first game sustained time in a tough situation. So, both of those young men did great jobs."

That's called depth.

Crennel said the Chiefs are still evaluating Hudson's knee and they hope to know more soon but they probably have a good idea of what's wrong with him and how long he'll miss.

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