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Chiefs’ Rishaw Johnson will get first chance to start at right guard


04/22/2014 3:01 PM

05/16/2014 1:19 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that second-year guard Rishaw Johnson will get first crack at the right guard spot vacated by the free agent departures of Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah.

Johnson, who spent most of 2012 on Seattle’s practice squad, appeared in three games for the Chiefs last year, starting the season finale against San Diego.

“We signed a kid in the off-season,” Reid said of Jeff Linkenbach, “and we have guys who were here with us last year. Let them all get in, mix it up and come up with the one who can step in there and go.

“Rishaw Johnson … will get in there and do his thing.”

Reid was not so committal about the free safety previously held by Kendrick Lewis, now with Houston.

“We’ll see,” Reid said. “Right now, (Husain) Abduallah is the obvious one, and deserving of that opportunity. Sanders Commings will have an opportunity in there, too.”


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