Max Unger NO 1 year ago1 Comment

The Saints will acquire Unger and a first-round draft pick from the Seahawks in exchange for Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round pick, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

While the trade of Graham is the headline-grabber here, the move to obtain Unger is a nice boost to the Saints' offensive line, with center Jonathan Goodwin now an unrestricted free agent.

Max Unger NO 2 years ago

Unger is expected to miss three-to-four weeks after suffering a high-ankle sprain and twisted knee Sunday against the Chiefs, Stephen Cohen of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.

Coach Pete Carroll suggested Unger could be at risk of missing the remainder of the regular season, as second-degree sprains like the one the center was diagnosed with can often take up to six weeks to fully heal. The 2014 Pro Bowler already missed four games earlier this season with a foot injury, and his absence could be felt in the Seahawks' ground game.

Max Unger NO 2 years ago

Seahawks C Max Unger was forced from Sunday's game against the 49ers with a chest injury, and will not return.

Under went down late in the third quarter. Lemuel Jeanpierre is now in the game at center.

Max Unger NO 3 years ago

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.

Max Unger NO 3 years ago

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

Seattle has overcome a bevvy of offensive line injuries and still has just one loss on the season. Unger's status for Week 10 is uncertain.

Max Unger NO 3 years ago

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.

Max Unger NO 3 years ago

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.

Max Unger NO 3 years ago

Seahawks C Max Unger (arm) and RT Breno Giacomini (knee) are both listed as doubtful for Week 4 against the Texans.

They're both offensive line starters. It's a fairly large concern as the Seahawks get set to do battle with J.J. Watt and Antonio Smith on Sunday.

Max Unger NO 3 years ago

Seahawks C Max Unger triggered an escalator in his contract, raising his 2013 salary from $4 million to $4.9 million.

Unger just signed an extension last offseason. He went on to start all 16 games in 2012, earning a first-team All-Pro selection and making his first Pro Bowl team. Pro Football Focus graded him out as the No. 3 center in the NFL. The former Oregon Duck is signed through 2016.

Max Unger NO 4 years ago

Seahawks signed C Max Unger to a multi-year extension.

26-year-old Unger, a second-round pick in the 2009 draft, overcame durability issues in 2011 to start 15 games, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 17 overall center. PFF rated Unger as a strong pass blocker, but below-average run blocker. The Seahawks believe they've found their center of the future, and weren't going to risk losing Unger to free agency in 2013. Seattle's offensive line has a lot of potential this season, but it must stay healthy. Durability has been an issue at all five positions over the past few years, and we placed the O-Line 25th in our May rankings. A link to that column can be accessed below.