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In the wake of the Branden Albert announcement, Andy Reid also verified that No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher will begin his pro career at right tackle, claiming, "Branden will play the left side, and Eric is going to play the right side" (via KCChiefs.com).
The affirmation comes as no surprise, as Kansas City failed to reach a trade agreement with the Miami Dolphins—which would have sent Albert to South Beach in exchange for an additional draft pick(s)—during the 2013 NFL draft.
Throughout the offseason, the veteran has vehemently protested any proposition involving him sliding to right tackle.
While the scenario relegates Fisher to a position of less importance, the opportunity will at least minimize the burden and dim the spotlight on his transition to the pros.
Last season, Reid's Philadelphia Eagles wilted due to a crippled and untrustworthy offensive line—he thoroughly grasps the value of line play.
This offseason, the Chiefs made a significant investment in acquiring Alex Smith. And they doubled down on that investment by retaining two renowned left tackles.
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