Head coach Andy Reid insists he'll start the Chiefs' five best linemen, regardless of position.
Reid must not view Jeff Allen as one of those top-five blockers any longer, then.
Allen has been active for the Chiefs for two weeks since his return from a summer knee injury. In that span, he's received a grand total of zero starting snaps -- even when Reid tinkers with his starting five.
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It was Zach Fulton, not Allen, who entered at right guard on Sunday against the Bengals. And for three previous weeks, Reid turned to Laurent Duvernay-Tardif at the spot.
Kansas City's line is still a major liability. That Reid won't turn to a former starter speaks volumes about where Allen stands in the organization today.