Chiefs’ Andy Reid on OL: ‘They competed like crazy’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Coach Andy Reid never wavered throughout the Chiefs’ offseason workouts when it came to the offensive line.

Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher (72) is introduced prior to the start of their NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher (72) is introduced prior to the start of their NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Reid rotated various personnel groupings with the first-team offensive beginning in organized team activities, and the shuffling continued throughout mandatory minicamp.

The Chiefs head coach liked what he saw as he seeks to finalize a starting unit heading into training camp.

“I think they competed like crazy,” Reid said. “They’ll continue to do that through training camp and then we’ll see. I’ve said it before, we’ll play the five best and we’ll see how it works out through camp.”

While Reid hinted at continued rotations in training camp, the Chiefs finished minicamp the same way the team opened OTAs.

Specifically, Eric Fisher at left tackle, Ben Grubbs at left guard, Eric Kush at center, Jeff Allen at right guard and Donald Stephenson at right tackle.

Meanwhile, one player who apparently won’t be joining the Chiefs anytime soon is guard Evan Mathis, who was recently released by the Philadelphia Eagles.

ESPN’s John Clayton mentioned Kansas City as one of four teams interested in Mathis, who played for Reid in Philadelphia for two seasons (2011-12).

But Reid made it clear when asked directly about the report and if the Chiefs would pursue the two-time Pro Bowl guard.

“No,” Reid said. “We’re not.”

The Chiefs have $388,565 in available cap room, which doesn’t offer much room to operate, and the team has depth at the guard position with Allen, Zach Fulton, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Paul Fanaika, Jarrod Pughsley and rookie Mitch Morse, who can also play center.

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Herbie Teope is the lead beat writer and reporter for ChiefsDigest.com. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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