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 get to that point.
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, as he is a leader along the offensive line and they lack depth along the interior portion of their front five.
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