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Seahawks' battle at center starting to sort self out

Lemuel Jeanpierre is in the mix to take over as the full-time starter at center for the Seahawks. Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

RENTON, Wash. -- The battle for the job of starting center for the Seattle Seahawks is sorting itself out.

Last season's starter, Max Unger, went to the Saints for tight end Jimmy Graham, who has thus far been the star of training camp.

As of now, the fight for Unger's old job is pretty much a two-way fight between Lemuel Jeanpierre and Drew Nowak. Patrick Lewis has fallen to third string. Sixth-round pick Kristjan Sokoli is now practicing at guard, but he’s not out of the center battle.

Sokoli gets great reviews from assistant head coach Tom Cable. Sokoli is providing competition for Alvin Bailey, who is the leading candidate for the starting left guard spot.