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Friday, August 1, 2008
Seahawks, Cardinals hurting in middle

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

MEQUON, Wis. -- Injury problems are severely hurting the Seahawks and Cardinals at center. The Rams are a bit unsettled there, too, as they wait to see how the battle between Richie Incognito and Brett Romberg settles out.

The 49ers' Eric Heitmann is easily the most proven center in the division. Smart veteran centers can be crucial in sorting out pre-snap assignment changes based on what they see from the defense. More pressure falls on the quarterback when the center isn't able to make adjustments on the fly. Here's a look at how the position shakes out in the division:

The Rams are back on the practice field in another 45 minutes or so. I'll file some notes afterward.