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Top Max Unger News

  • Max Unger: Calls it quits

    Unger has elected to retire from the NFL, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Unger's departure leaves a major void in the middle of the Saints' offensive line, as the veteran center played more than 1,000 snaps last season. He finishes a 10-year career having been selected to three Pro Bowls and was donned a First-Team All-Pro back in 2012.

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  • Saints' Max Unger: Will play Week 16

    Unger (concussion) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

    Unger sustained a concussion during Monday's win over the Panthers, but he's managed to clear the league-mandated concussion protocol in time so play versus the Steelers. The veteran center will slot into his usual starting role.

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  • Saints' Max Unger: Ruled out for remainder of game

    Unger (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of Monday's contest against the Panthers, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

    The veteran will not return after being tested for a concussion and will have to pass protocol testing this week before he can return to action. The Saints have shifted the line to make up for Unger's absence, with Cameron Tom taking over at center.

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  • Saints' Max Unger: Being evaluated for concussion

    Unger is being evaluated for a concussion during Monday's game against the Saints, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports.

    Unger will need to clear the league's protocol before returning to the game. Cameron Tom is slated to fill in at center in the meantime.

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  • Saints' Max Unger: Passes physical

    Unger (foot) passed his physical examination Thursday, John DeShazier of the team's official site reports.

    Unger has been recovering from a Lisfranc injury he suffered from in Week 13 of last season, but with the passing of his physical, it looks as though the lineman will meet his goal of returning for the Saints' third preseason game.

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  • Saints' Max Unger: Progressing in recovery

    Unger (foot) participated in the stretching and conditioning portion of Monday's practice, Herbie Teope of NOLA.com reports.

    Head coach Sean Payton said the original timetable for Unger's return, which is the Saints' third preseason game, remains intact. Look for the team to gradually ramp up his workload to give him an opportunity to meet that goal.

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  • Saints' Max Unger: Starts training camp on PUP list

    Unger (foot) will open training camp on the Saints' preseason Physically Unable to Perform list, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Unger sustained a Lisfranc injury last December and is aiming to be back on the field for Week 1. However, it isn't clear when he'll be able to resume practicing with the team.

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  • Saints' Max Unger: Eyeing Week 1 return

    Unger (foot) is hopeful to be ready for action in Week 1, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.

    Unger suffered a Lisfranc injury in Week 13 of last season. The original plan was to simply allow it time to heal, but he ultimately ended up having surgery in May. It is doubtful he participates in any preseason games, but his goal is to be ready for the start of the season.

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  • Saints' Max Unger: Expected to return during preseason

    Unger (foot) is now expected to return during the preseason, Mike Florio of NBC Sports reports.

    This is in stark contrast to recent reports from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that Unger would be on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of the regular season after undergoing foot surgery last weekend. Unger's return to action prior to the regular season commencing would be a huge turn of events for the Saints. He is a leader along the offensive line, and they lack depth along the interior portion of their front five.

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  • Saints' Max Unger: Expected to hit PUP list with foot injury

    Unger recently suffered a foot injury and is expected to open the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Unger underwent surgery over the weekend for the same foot problem that plagued him over the course of last season, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports. His likely absence for the start of the season will create a huge void in the middle of the offensive line for the Saints. A two-time Pro Bowler, Unger has been an anchor for the team's line since coming over from the Seahawks in the Jimmy Graham trade prior to the 2015 NFL Draft. Given the Saints' lack of experienced depth behind Unger, the team could be in the market for a veteran center to fill in.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 305 lbs
Birthplace: Kailua Kona, HI, USA
Age: 36
School: Oregon
Experience: 11