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Max Unger | Center

Team: New Orleans Saints
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 305
College: Oregon
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Saints acquired C Max Unger and the No. 31 overall pick in the 2015 draft in exchange for TE Jimmy Graham and a 2015 fourth-round pick.
Unger, 29 next month, was Pro Football Focus' No. 4 center last season, displaying dominance as a run blocker. He'll now pave lanes for Mark Ingram in New Orleans. Unger is entering the fourth year of a five-year, $25.5 million deal. The Saints were in desperate need of a center with Jonathan Goodwin a free agent and no real replacement on the roster. Trading Graham to fill this need is a highly questionable move by GM Mickey Loomis. At least he also gets a first-round pick. Mar 10 - 3:52 PM

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Seahawks C Max Unger (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Unger missed the final six weeks of the season with a high-ankle sprain, but was able to return for the Divisional round. He appears to have escaped the game without any setbacks, and will be ready to rock against the Packers.
Jan 14 - 8:17 PM

Seahawks C Max Unger (ankle) is active for the Divisional Round against the Panthers.

Jermaine Kearse (hamstring) is also active. Unger has been sidelined since Week 11. His return is a big boost for Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks' running game. Inactive for the Seahawks are TE Tony Moeaki, S Jeron Johnson, CB Marcus Burley, OG Lemuel Jeanpierre, OG Keavon Milton, DT Landon Cohen and WR Kevin Norwood.
Jan 10 - 6:59 PM

Seahawks C Max Unger (high-ankle sprain) is expected to be ready for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Panthers.

Unger has been sidelined since Week 12, and made just two appearances since Week 5. He's one of the league's better centers when healthy, so it's a nice boost for the defending champions.
Jan 6 - 4:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said C Max Unger will miss 3-4 weeks with a high-ankle sprain and twisted knee.

The Seahawks will roll with Patrick Lewis at center for the next month as they contend for a playoff spot. Unger just missed five weeks with a foot injury.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said C Max Unger suffered a high-ankle sprain Week 11 against the Chiefs.

Unger also tweaked his knee when he was rolled up from behind in the fourth quarter. Unger was only in his second game back after missing four weeks with a foot injury. If it is a true high-ankle sprain, Unger is likely looking at another extended absence. The Seahawks turned to Patrick Lewis after Unger left the game.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 04:53:00 PM

Seahawks C Max Unger exited Week 11 against the Chiefs with a leg injury.

Unger had his left leg rolled up from behind. He stayed down on the field for several minutes before being carted off. He is doubtful to return. Only in his second game back from a foot injury that sidelined him four weeks, Unger is a vital piece of the Seahawks' offensive line. Patrick Lewis replaced him at center.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 03:38:00 PM

Seahawks C Max Unger (foot) will play against the Giants Week 10.

Unger has been inactive since injuring his foot against the Redskins Week 5. Steve Schilling and Patrick Lewis both struggled in his place. The return of Unger along with the expected return of LT Russell Okung should provide a big boost to the struggling Seahawks offense.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Seahawks listed C Max Unger (foot) as doubtful for Week 6.

Coach Pete Carroll said it would take a "miraculous recovery" for Unger to play against the Cowboys. Steve Schilling will start if Unger is unable to play.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 12:53:00 PM

Seahawks C Max Unger exited Monday night's Week 5 game against the Redskins with a foot injury.

He was quickly ruled out midway through the fourth quarter. Unger is one of the better centers in the game and would be a big loss for Seattle's line. Veteran Steve Schilling has replaced Unger as the pivot for Seattle.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 11:15:00 PM

Seahawks C Max Unger was forced from Sunday's game against the 49ers with a strained pectoral.

Under went down late in the third quarter. Lemuel Jeanpierre finished out the game at center. Unger should be considered week to week.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 07:03:00 PM

Seahawks C Max Unger (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 10.

They'll roll with Lemuel Jeanpierre at Atlanta. Seattle has been overcoming offensive line problems all year. Coach Pete Carroll did hint Friday the Seahawks have a chance to get RT Breno Giacomini (knee) back in Week 11.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 09:26:00 PM

Seahawks C Max Unger is done for the day in Week 9 with a concussion.

Seattle has overcome a bevy of offensive line injuries and still has just one loss on the season. Unger's status for Week 10 is uncertain.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 06:46:00 PM

Seahawks C Max Unger (arm) is expected to play Sunday against the Titans.

Unger missed the last two games with an upper arm injury. He was a full participant in practice this week and is officially listed as probable. The Seahawks are still playing without both of their starting tackles, but his return is an upgrade for Marshawn Lynch and the running game.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 01:38:00 PM

Seahawks declared C Max Unger, RT Breno Giacomini, S Jeron Johnson, RB Spencer Ware, LB John Lotulelei, DE Benson Mayowa, and DT Jordan Hill inactive for Week 4 against the Texans.

The Seahawks will be down three starting offensive linemen. LT Russell Okung (toe) is on short-term injured reserve, Unger is dealing with an arm injury, and Giacomini has a balky knee. Ware is battling a sprained ankle.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 11:43:00 AM

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C1Max Unger
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