The Kansas City Chiefs received disappointing news Thursday, learning knee injury to right guard Kyle Long.
Long returned from a retirement season to join the Chiefs this offseason. He had been the starter of the right guard since the OTAs started just a few weeks ago and was looking to land the starting position ahead of the season. Part of the excitement surrounding his return was his health, as lingering injuries hampered his career with the Chicago Bears. In his last two seasons in the Windy City, he has appeared in just 12 games.
Now, with Long on the sidelines again, the Chiefs will be tasked with finding a replacement on the roster for the remainder of offseason training and possibly to start the regular season. Fortunately, the team have invested a ton of resources on the offensive line and the right guard position might be the deepest place in terms of players able to play it.
Below is a quick rundown of several of the options that can replace Long while injured in no particular order: