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Reid: Chiefs starters will play "close to a half" against Seahawks

Aug 15, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) reacts as he calls a play against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason NFL football game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 15, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) reacts as he calls a play against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason NFL football game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Reid isn't squandering a chance to gauge his team against one of the NFL's best.

The Chiefs head coach told reporters he plans on playing his starters "close to a half" against the visiting Seattle Seahawks.

It'll be a staunch test of teams on Friday. On offense, quarterback Alex Smith could ask for no better coverage team to test for big plays.

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Marshawn Lynch could be held out of the game, but if he plays, he'll test a Chiefs defense searching for answers to replace Dontari Poe.

Reid said the second team and third team will each get approximately one quarter's worth of snaps, respectively.

(h/t Arrowhead Pride)