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Michael Deiter is close to locking down Dolphins’ starting center spot

Even though he’s spent every training camp practice, and every preseason game as the Miami Dolphins’ starting center this summer, the competition to secure the spot vacated by Ted Karras’ return to New England isn’t over in his mind.

Listen to Deiter and he makes it clear his development as a center, a position he played a little in college, but began playing extensively last season, isn’t done.

His performance hasn’t been good enough for Deiter to feel he’s turned the corner, transforming himself from a disappointing rookie starter into a future star.

“I think I need to play better.