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Daniel Kilgore starts for Chiefs at center vs. Bills

The veteran offseason signing took the field on the offense’s first drive.

NFL: SEP 28 Chiefs at Ravens Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

When the Kansas City Chiefs offense first took the field on Monday afternoon against the Buffalo Bills, there was a notable and surprising change to the starting lineup.

Center Austin Reiter was not in the huddle. Instead, veteran backup Daniel Kilgore was the player snapping the ball to quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Kilgore — a 10-year veteran — was signed on August 27th after starting 13 games for the Miami Dolphins last season.

Our own Craig Stout noticed the change could be coming when he spotted Kilgore taking snaps during warmups.

The Chiefs offense rushed for 25 yards on their opening drive before stalling out at the 50-yard line.