During the first batch of OTA sessions, there have been very few changes when it comes to the starting lineups on either side of the ball. But as Josh Looney notes, things were much different on Thursday.
Players were shuffling in and out of the rotation on a constant basis. Noteworthy changes to the first-team for Thursday included Barry Richardson working at right tackle, Casey Wiegmann going at center and Dexter McCluster becoming the first rookie not named Eric Berry to “start” a team period on either side of the football.
As practice moved on, a multitude of other players repped with first-team personnel.
Note that Haley has stated throughout OTAs that spring depth charts can change daily for a multitude of reasons. Take it with a grain of salt.
Take it with as much salt as you want, but nothing should be ignored — even in May.
After the Chiefs failed to draft a tackle to compete with Ryan O’Callaghan on the right side, Richardson seems like the best option to push him for playing time, especially with Ike Ndukwe seemingly sticking to guard.
In the battle for the starting center job, it’s never too early to note which player is logging more time with the first time. For now the incumbent starter Rudy Niswanger is leading, but Wiegmann has plenty of time to get a larger share of the snaps with Matt Cassel.