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Breakfast: Myers, McKinney and the Texans history at center

Chris Myers departure means the Texans will fill a job that's been manned mainly by two men in the franchise's 13 year history. Myers and Steve McKinney started every game in 11 of the 13 campaigns while McKinney, Drew Hodgdon and Mike Flanagan shared the center duties in 2006 and 2007.

McKinney began franchise history reeling off four consecutive seasons of starts until Flanagan arrived in 2006 and challenged for the gig.  Hodgdon also saw some time at the position after being drafted in the fifth round in 2005. Myers showed up via trade in 2008 and seized the job for seven campaigns, without missing a game.

The next 'quarterback of the offensive line' will have big shoes to fill as this is a position with close to the least amount of turnover in the history of the team.

Ben Jones is the current back-up center.  He practiced every week, making the calls and knowing the job, in case he was needed. He wasn't, because Myers had been an ironman for the Texans. A new era begins at the position.

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