Amid injuries, Lemuel Jeanpierre returns as trusted center option for Seahawks

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Facing a dilemma at the center position following an injury to Max Unger last week, the Seattle Seahawks were fortunate that former backup Lemuel Jeanpierre was still available as a free agent.

The Seahawks re-signed Jeanpierre on Tuesday to provide depth at center following a high-ankle sprain suffered by Unger last week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

With Unger out for a month and Stephen Schilling already on injured reserve due to a knee injury, the Seahawks were down to their fourth-string option at center in Patrick Lewis, and without another healthy body on the roster.

Jeanpierre had been with Seattle the previous four seasons while serving as Unger's primary backup. Jeanpierre has started eight games in place of Unger over that span.

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