Starting offensive linemen
Justin Britt, center, Seattle Seahawks
Britt again will be the starting center in front of quarterback Russell Wilson.
He’s logged 78 starts, including 15 last season.
Britt, a sixth-year player, was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2016 and is in the final year of a three-year deal he signed in 2017.
Mitch Morse, center, Buffalo Bills
Morse signed a four-year deal worth $44.5 million this offseason.
The fifth-year center has started all 49 games he’s played in his career, but Morse battled injuries throughout his four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.
That might have played a role in the Chiefs letting him walk, but the Bills feel very comfortable with Morse, making him the highest-paid center in the NFL.
Connor McGovern, center, Denver Broncos
Missouri Tiger alums will make up nearly 10 percent of starting centers in the NFL (and possibly an eighth if Evan Boehm starts), because last year, McGovern moved to center after an injury to Broncos starter Matt Paradis.
This season, McGovern enters training camp as the top man on the depth chart after Paradis signed with the Carolina Panthers. There are four first- and second-year players behind McGovern who will battle for that spot, but McGovern has a clear advantage to get the nod on the offensive line.