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Chiefs rookie says offensive line won't be decided in OTAs

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The Kansas City Chiefs lined Zach Fulton up at left guard last week and changed things up this week by putting rookie Parker Ehinger at left guard. Ehinger said it was cool to get some first team reps.

“It’s cool, it’s something cool to kind of mix up and play with different guys," Ehinger said via quotes from the Chiefs. "We all have to be able to play on the same page. When you get out there on Sundays, the five guys have to play as one to be good. And it’s kind of cool to mix it up and play with some guys; I’ve been playing with the twos last week, kind of mixing it up with some other guys."

Left guard is the only position on the line where the Chiefs have mixed it up through the first week and a half of OTAs.

"The starting five isn’t decided in OTAs," Ehinger said, "we have a lot of football to be played. Just going through this, it will kind of be a cool experience playing next to Fish, playing next to Mitch – learning from some older guys. They’ve been good mentors to me. Just a cool experience right now.”

Ehinger is lining up with three-year vet Eric Fisher on his left and second-year center Mitch Morse on his right.

"(Ehinger) is a good guy, working hard out there," Fisher said. "I think he’s a great addition to our offensive line. It was kind of cool to get next to him and help him out. It’s kind of a whirlwind when you get in there with the ones, so anything I can do to help him. We’re just shuffling the line around like Coach Reid always does, trying guys in different spots. Just another combination.”

So that's a couple of Chiefs who have emphasized that starting positions are not going to be decided in OTAs, which is especially true of the linemen who are blocking in a practice that is technically non-contact.

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