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Did the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line improve this offseason?

The answer is ... to be determined.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

I watched a number of the Kansas City Chiefs offseason workouts and I can definitively tell you that I have no idea what the Chiefs 2014 offensive line will be like. That's mostly because we don't know the identity of all the starters. And even some of the starters we do know weren't lining up in their right spot.

Eric Fisher, who is set to be the starting left tackle, did not fully practice this offseason (only individual drills, not 11-on-11). Donald Stephenson, who is set to be the right tackle, took Fisher's spot on the left side in offseason drills. At one point last week, Stephenson missed practice and Jeff Allen, the left guard, had to step in briefly at left tackle. Things are really fluid there.

The tackle positions are not the only ones still up in the air. The Chiefs haven't identified a right guard yet either. Rishaw Johnson was the favorite as offseason workouts began in April but rookie Zach Fulton saw significant snaps there as the offseason went on. Those two, along with free agent signing Jeff Linkenbach, are competing for that starting job.

The Chiefs are also hoping to identify their swing tackle. Last year, the swing tackle was more or less a starting job as Stephenson, who held that role last year, ended up starting seven games due to injuries. So, yeah, that's an important role. Linkenbach and free agent signing J'Marcus Webb are in competition for that spot.

Because of all of those changes, I don't have a sense of how good or bad the Chiefs offensive line can be. With all that movement I lean towards the line not being as good as they were last year. Considering they lost two of their best players in free agency (Branden Albert and Geoff Schwartz) it's fair to say this line is not as talented as the 2013 group that gave up 39 sacks in 15 games to Alex Smith.

What does it all mean? That we know very little about the Chiefs offensive line right now. They're all not even lining up in their projected positions this offseason. Training camp will be the first time we'll be able to start making some judgments about the Chiefs line.

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