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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unger (foot) is active for Saturday's game against the Buccaneers.
The veteran did not play the last time these two teams met, but he'll be back in the fold for Saturday's tilt. Unger and his linemates will have the tough task of slowing down Tampa Bay's defensive front anchored by Gerald McCoy.
Unger (foot) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Buccaneers.
Unger has been battling a foot injury since Week 14, but he was able to play on it against Arizona following a one-game absence. The fact that he participated in Friday's practice is an encouraging sign for his status heading into Saturday's contest, but full confirmation on his availability won't come across until shortly before kickoff.
Unger (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Unger had been dealing with a foot injury that forced him to miss Week 14, but he will be good to go against the Cardinals. Look for him to take over as the Saints' starting center.
The Saints have listed Unger (foot) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Unger missed Week 14's loss to the Buccaneers, and his status for Sunday's game is seemingly up in the air. If he cannot go, Jack Allen would presumably be in line to fill in at center.
Unger (foot) is inactive Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Unger will miss his first game in as a member of the Saints. Recent callup Jack Allen could see additional playing time as an effect.
Unger (foot) is questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
Unger missed some practice time this week and is a true toss up for Sunday's game. Look for Jack Allen to slide into the starting lineup if Unger is held out.
The Saints have traded tight endJimmy Graham to the Seahawks in exchange for Max Unger and a Seattle first-round draft pick, the teams announced Tuesday. New Orleans will also part ways with their fourth-round selection. The trade is contingent on the players passing physicals.
The Saints called rival executives to shop many of their players recently, including their star tight end, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Media on Tuesday. Graham had his $2.9 million base salary and $5 million roster bonus for the 2015 season become guaranteed last week.
Graham, 28, had 85 catches for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014, all while fighting off a shoulder injury for most of the season. Over his first five seasons with the Saints, Graham has registered 4,752 yards and 51 touchdowns. Since 2010, only Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (41) has more red zone touchdowns than Graham (40).
Seahawks starting right tackle Justin Britt (knee) and safety Jeron Johnson (elbow) are questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers.
Britt missed practice on Wednesday and practiced in full Thursday before participating in a limited fashion Friday. He'll be a gametime decision, and Alvin Bailey will be plugged into the starting lineup if Britt can't go, Pro Football Talk reports.
The team had four players listed as probable to face the Packers, including tight end Tony Moeaki (calf), center Max Unger (ankle), defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (shoulder) and cornerback Tharold Simon (illness).
The Seahawks did not report any players as out, limited or did not participate on Thursday's practice report.
Seven players made the report, with all seven being listed as practicing in full. That group includes running back Marshawn Lynch (not injury related), tight end Tony Moeaki (calf), tackle Justin Britt (knee), center Max Unger (ankle), defensive end Michael Bennett (not injury related), defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (shoulder) and safety Jeron Johnson (elbow).
Seattle is a 7 1/2-point favorite at home against Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game Sunday.
Seahawks starting center Max Unger, who left Saturday's playoff win over the Panthers with an ankle injury, "looks to be OK," coach Pete Carroll told the Seattle Times. It was a different, less severe injury than the ankle problem that cost Unger the final six regular-season games, the report said.
Unger should play Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. The Seahawks are favored by 7 or 7.5 points over the Packers at every Vegas sportsbook.
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