Max Unger
NO (5)
3 months ago

Unger (foot) passed his physical examination Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Max Unger
NO (5)
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Max Unger
NO (5)
4 months ago

Head coach Sean Payton expects Unger (foot) to be ready for the start of the regular season.

EDGE Analysis

With Terron Armstead (shoulder) likely out for the first half of the season, the Saints can't afford to be without Unger as well, considering each is considered to be among the best at his position across the entire NFL.

Max Unger
NO (5)
4 months ago

Unger (foot) will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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 his exact return date will be.

Max Unger
NO (5)
5 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Max Unger
NO (5)
7 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Max Unger
NO (5)
7 months ago1 Comment

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.

EDGE Analysis

The details surrounding the extent of the injury aren't yet clear, but Unger's likely absence for the start of the season will create a huge void in the middle of the offensive line for the Saints. Unger, a two-time Pro Bowler, 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.

Max Unger
NO (5)
11 months ago

Unger (foot) is active for Saturday's game against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

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 line mates will have the tough task of slowing down Tampa Bay's defensive front anchored by Gerald McCoy.

Max Unger
NO (5)
11 months ago

Unger (foot) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Max Unger
NO (5)
11 months ago

Unger (foot) is active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

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.