It wouldn't make much of a difference in the plans at center had Michael Deiter remained with the team but what is he doing now?
Michael Deiter - Texans
It is hard to believe that the Dolphins used a 3rd round pick on Deiter. In his first season, he didn't look bad playing guard but Miami thought he was better suited to play center. That didn't work out well either and he was relegated to a depth role.
When his contract was up last March, the Dolphins let Deiter hit the free agent market and he joined the Houston Texans. In September, the Texans signed Deiter to their active roster but through 9 weeks of the NFL season, Deiter hasn't seen the field.
That could change as early as this week. Injuries to a couple of the Texans linemen could put the Texans in position to use Deiter along the line. So far he hasn't played anything but special teams where he has registered only 13% of the snaps.