Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has been among the players rotating in at right guard throughout training camp. According to Andy Reid, improved quite a bit this year.
Improved so much, in fact, that it sounds like LDT has a legitimate chance to start for the Chiefs.
Reid singled him out on a conference call with reporters as someone who "made a good case" for the right guard job. Reid also said that LDT is one of the five best linemen right now. He doesn't usually say things like that so I took notice.
The Chiefs offensive line will be fluid due to injuries to Eric Fisher and Jeff Allen. Reid said that Fisher is ahead of Allen and could be back this week with a shot to play Week 1. He didn't sound so confident about Allen being ready.
And speaking of Allen, we really don't know what position the Chiefs see him at. He's lined up at both right guard and right tackle. If he isn't playing, it makes sense someone, such as LDT, would play right guard. But what about when Allen does come back? Will he be the right guard? Right tackle? Anyone? Bueller?
The other offensive line note to consider is that Reid said Zach Fulton, who is usually a guard, did a good job at center on Thursday. He played the entire first half there with Eric Kush playing the second. Reid said he would be comfortable with Fulton snapping in a game. So hmm, what about Kush?
The Chiefs will make their roster cuts this weekend and then hit the practice field to prepare for the Texans next week. I'm very curious to see who the Chiefs five best offensive linemen are by then.