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All Center Will Be Featured When Seahawks And Vikings Open

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings will host the Seattle
Seahawks tonight in the pre-season opener for both teams.
Seattle's eyes will be on Steve Vallos, playing his first game
at center.
A seventh-round pick last year, Vallos was a tackle at Wake
Forest and a guard on Seattle's practice squad last season. Now,
after starter Chris Spencer injured his back and backup Chris Gray
abruptly retired, Vallos has been thrust into the most important
role on the offensive line.
Coach Mike Holmgren also wants to get a look at quarterback
Charlie Frye. He started Cleveland's season-opener last year before
being traded to Seattle to make way for Derek Anderson.
Frye is currently the third quarterback on the depth chart, but
Holmgren would like to see if he has enough command of the offense
to assume the primary backup role. That would allow Holmgren to use
current second-stringer Seneca Wallace as a kick returner and
receiver.
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