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Chiefs elevating a guard from practice squad after Donald Stephenson was forced to play guard last week

The Kansas City Chiefs continue to deal with injuries along the offensive line. To compensate, they are elevating a player from the practice squad. Per the NFL, the Chiefs are signing OL Jarrod Pughsley to the 53-man roster while they are cutting rookie C Daniel Munyer, who was signed to the 53-man roster last week.

Pughsley's name should sound familiar because he has been on the practice squad all season after spending the offseason with the Chiefs. Some of us thought he would make the 53-man roster out of training camp so he's a good option along the offensive line. He has experience at both guard and tackle and given the Chiefs had to play a tackle at guard last week (Donald Stephenson) the Chiefs probably need some reinforcements.

Each position affects the next one but if Mitch Morse can't play center then guard Zach Fulton would play center. And if Jeff Allen can't play guard and Fulton is already playing center then the Chiefs need a guard. Last week it was Donald Stephenson after it was determined that Allen couldn't finish the game. I'll be curious to see if Pughsley is meant to be a potential starter at guard if Allen isn't playing or if he's a backup to Stephenson.

That the Chiefs released the rookie center on the roster makes me think Morse has a shot to play this week. We will find out more when the Chiefs start practice on Wednesday.

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