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Andy Reid’s second-day thoughts on Chiefs’ offensive line hiccups

Chiefs tackle Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (76) and guard Paul Fanaika (74) had some forgettable moments in a 14-13 preseason victory over Seattle on Friday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Chiefs tackle Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (76) and guard Paul Fanaika (74) had some forgettable moments in a 14-13 preseason victory over Seattle on Friday at Arrowhead Stadium. deulitt@kcstar.com

Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Saturday offered some second-day thoughts on the offensive line’s performance in Friday’s 14-13 preseason victory over Seattle, especially regarding Paul Fanaika and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who got their first starts as the Chiefs battle injuries.

“It was good to see Paul at right tackle,” Reid said. “I thought he held his own with a couple of hiccups. But for just doing for a couple of days, I thought he did a nice job.”

Duvernay-Tardif got tangled with Jamaal Charles on a screen pass but also had good moments.

“I know the screen play looked kind of weird,” Reid said. “But the whole thing looked kind of weird. He did some nice things and there are some things that he can improve on.”

Asked if the Chiefs might be in the market for help, Reid said, “We think we have some good young talent. In some cases, it’s a matter of reps. We feel like with more playing time, they can be a good solid unit.”

Philadelphia Eagles free-agent guard Evan Mathis denied a report on social media Friday night that suggested he was moving on, possibly to the Chiefs.

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