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Chiefs C Rudy Niswanger Doesn't Appear To Be A Candidate To Be Moved To Guard

A lot of folks suggested this offseason that the Chiefs sign a center to compete with or replace incumbent Rudy Niswanger.

Well, they did just that signing veteran Casey Wiegmann a few weeks ago.

However, just because Wiegmann is signed, it's certainly no guarantee he'll be the starter, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.

"I think he'll have to compete for the job and I think that will be an interesting competition between he and Rudy Niswanger," Teicher told Bob Fescoe on 610 Sports Thursday morning.  "I don't think Rudy Niswanger is going to let this thing go on without a fight."

I think the majority of us feel Wiegmann will win that battle, which brings us to the next question.

Does Niswanger have a spot on the offensive line if it's not center, perhaps at guard?

"No, I don't think so," Teicher said. "I think Rudy could play guard but I think right now they're looking at him as a center. At guard, they've got Brian Waters and Ryan Lilja so what are they going to do with Niswanger at guard? I think right now those two guys (Wiegmann and Niswanger) -- one of them will be the center and the other will be a backup."

I'm going to go ahead and agree with Teicher here in that the Chiefs don't have any plans to move him to guard.

However, they've been known to shake things up before and without Wade Smith anymore, I imagine they'll be at least interested in how he could do at other spots on the interior of the line.

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