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Kansas City Chiefs offensive line competition after day one of OTAs

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

This is the time when we read too much into how the Kansas City Chiefs lined up after day one of OTAs. Andy Reid said a number of times on Tuesday that they're going to be rotating various players in on the offensive line so don't read too much into it.

"We're kind of playing everybody in all different spots, so we don't even care," Reid said, via quotes from the Chiefs. "Tomorrow will probably be different. We're going to find the five best guys, that's what we're trying to get to. I really don't care where they play, I just want the five best guys and then we line up and we go play."

So let's take a look at where the Chiefs stand after day one.

Left tackle: Eric Fisher will be holding down a starting job for the third consecutive year. This will be his second on the left side and his first full offseason to prepare for left tackle after his 2014 offseason was slowed with offseason surgery. It's a big year for him.

Left guard: Ben Grubbs, brought in from New Orleans in a trade, looks to be the man here. You don't trade for a player like him and not have a plan for him.

Center: The Chiefs now have five players competing at center. Eric Kush started off there but Mitch Morse will presumably work in there, too. This competition is undecided but it will likely come down to Kush and Morse. Andy Reid said that Zach Fulton saw a little work at center on Tuesday.

Right guard: This is where it gets really interesting. Jeff Allen started off there on Tuesday, per reports. There was talk of him competing at right tackle, too. Zach Fulton was a 16-game starter there as a rookie last year. Also in the mix is Paul Fanaika, who was a free agent signee this offseason from the Arizona Cardinals. Second year player Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is another name to keep an eye on. Lots of competition here as well as for a reserve spot on the right side.

Right tackle: Donald Stephenson was the first one up on Tuesday. As mentioned above, Allen could be seeing time here too. Derek Sherrod is another candidate.

It's May so there's no question things will change before the start of the season. Last year at this time we were talking about this offensive line for the Chiefs: LT Eric Fisher, LG Jeff Allen, C Rodney Hudson, RG Rishaw Johnson, RT Donald Stephenson. The Chiefs lost Allen for the season and didn't even have starters G Mike McGlynn and RT Ryan Harris on the team until later in the summer. So changes, they are a comin'.

For more o-line talk, check out Terez Paylor's story and Herbie Teope's story.

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