Competition for jobs with Chiefs already tight

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass and returning it for a 10-yard touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass and returning it for a 10-yard touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There might as well be a sign propped up on the road outside Arrowhead Stadium that reads “Casting Call,” considering the number of jobs that are up for grabs.

There’s the spot at free safety that opened up when Kendrick Lewis hit free agency. There are the spots along the offensive line that cleared when Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah all signed elsewhere on the same day. And the spot on the defensive line that opened up when Tyson Jackson, a former third overall draft pick, chased the free-agent buck to Atlanta.

Sure, there are favorites to win those jobs, but right now none of them appears to be set in stone, which has made for some spirited competition during voluntary off season workouts.

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