Days after free agent Stefen Wisniewski agreed to became a Jacksonville Jaguar, the Seahawks decided to bring back a center they know well.
Seattle announced Monday afternoon the re-signing of Lemuel Jeanpierre. He is a potential replacement for departed, two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger.
Wisniewski had been one, too, after Seattle had gotten to know and tried to sign the free-agent center-guard from Oakland over the last month,
Jeanpierre became a free agent after starting three games last season, his fifth with Seattle and in the NFL. The team had released him last summer on an injury settlement for a neck issue, then re-signed him in November. He was one of four centers to start for the Seahawks amid injuries to Unger, whom Seattle traded last month to New Orleans in the deal that made tight end Jimmy Graham a Seahawk.
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Jeanpierre has started 11 of his 53 career games with the team. He's played in seven postseason games. So he knows line coach Tom Cable's system well -- though by the end of last regular season Cable chose to play 2014 pickup Patrick Lewis over Jeanpierre when Unger was out hurt.