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The Chiefs’ reconstructed offensive line continues to dominate: Here are five things we learned from the team’s preseason win over the Cardinals.

Every NFL preseason game is a huge step toward the regular season, the games that count and decide a team’s success — or failure.The Chiefs came in Arizona on Thursday for their second of three exhibition games, and they left late Friday night after defeating the Cardinals, 17-10, in a victory that exhibited plenty of promising indicators.
12 arrives, and the Chiefs face the Cleveland Browns in their first regular-season game. O-linemen Smith and Niang were exceptionalOnce again, the most telling information gained by coach Andy Reid in this preseason game is that the Chiefs have done a good job rebuilding their offensive line.
The new lineman — left tackle Orlando Brown Jr., left guard Joe Thuney, rookie center Creed Humphrey, rookie right guard Trey Smith, and right tackle Justin Houston — had an extensive run of 32 snaps with superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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Vikings’ offensive line and defensive backfield get a rough workout with the Broncos – The Athletic

Even after recognizing that patterns were broken and players had to acclimate themselves with a new, more crowded practice setting, the first Vikings-Broncos joint practice was about as sloppy as one can imagine. The sloppiness made it impossible to fully evaluate some of the positions, as receivers and cornerbacks werent seeing the accuracy or timing that generally comes with an OTA.

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According of COVID-19 procedures, the Minnesota Vikings have named Phil Rauscher as their new offensive line coach; Rick Dennison remains with the organization.

Rick Dennison was fired as a Vikings assistant coach after refusing to take the COVID vaccine, according to Michael Eaves.
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(1:49) The Minnesota Vikings announced on Tuesday that Phil Rauscher will take over as offensive line coach from Rick Dennison this season.
Dennison, who has not been inoculated against COVID-19, will continue to serve as a senior offensive adviser for the team.
The squad has also hired Ben Steele as an assistant offensive line coach.
Dennison had been ruled out by ESPN on Friday because he hadn’t been vaccinated, but the Vikings later indicated they were in talks with him about the NFL’s COVID-19 guidelines.
Dennison has spent the previous two seasons as the Vikings’ offensive line coach and run-game coordinator.
All Tier 1 employees, including coaches, front-office executives, equipment managers, and scouts, must receive the vaccine.
Players are not forced to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination, but they will be subjected to tight measures during training camp and during the season, which those who have been vaccinated will be able to avoid.
Any unvaccinated Tier 1 staff member must demonstrate a valid religious or medical reason for not obtaining the vaccine, according to a document distributed by the NFL last summer.
Coaches who lose their Tier 1 designation are barred from being on the field, in conference rooms, or having direct dealings with players.
Courtney Cronin of ESPN contributed to this story.