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Five contenders for Kansas City Chiefs center competition

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The Kansas City Chiefs signed four players on Tuesday, including two of the three tryout centers from their rookie minicamp. Two more centers means the Chiefs now have five players competing at center, which was one of the top needs entering the offseason.

Eric Kush and Mitch Morse are the headliners of the center competition. At this point, it's a strong bet that the decision will come down to one of those two players. Kush has been here for two years so he has a leg up in the experience department but Morse was a second round pick.

We have covered Kush and Morse quite a bit lately. Let's meet the other contenders for the job.

Undrafted free agent signing Garrett Frye (6'5, 290 pounds) was a multi-year starter at Georgia Southern where he was also a great student. Except there he was playing tackle, not center. His draft profile predicted a move to center in the NFL.

Melvin Meggs (6'2, 299 pounds) was a tryout player at the Chiefs rookie minicamp last weekend before inking an undrafted free agent deal. He was a multi-year starter at guard for South Alabama. He missed the entire 2013 season with a knee injury. That was a blow to South Alabama because he was the "anchor of the offensive line" according to their head coach.

Colorado's Daniel Munyer (6'1, 305 pounds) was also a tryout player. He was a multi-year starter at Colorado where he played (mostly) guard and center. There was reportedly talk that he could even play tackle. He was the best lineman on the team and won a leadership award.

The Chiefs may not necessarily be looking at each of these players exclusively as a center. They list each of these players as a center on their roster but we know that the Chiefs don't have a problem moving players around. They haven't even started OTAs yet (that's next week) so it wouldn't be a surprise if one or some of these players saw time at another position such as guard.

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