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Saints expect Max Unger back during the preseason

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Saints center Max Unger will miss the start of the regular season. Unless he doesn’t.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Saints currently expect that Unger will return during the preseason. This contradicts multiple reports that he won’t be available when the Saints head to Minnesota for a Week One game against the Vikings.

Unger recently had surgery to repair a foot injury that dates back to last season. The Saints have not yet made any moves aimed at bolstering the position.

Unger has eight years of experience in the NFL. The first six came in Seattle, and the last two have been played in New Orleans, where Unger has started 31 games.

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23 Responses to “Saints expect Max Unger back during the preseason”
  1. tvguy22 says: May 9, 2017 11:11 AM

    Heard anything about the Eagles sending Jason Kelce to the Saints for Mark Ingram?

  2. UMadBreaux? says: May 9, 2017 11:13 AM

    They have Senio Kelemete, who isn’t an exciting name but he’s a solid depth player with a lot of experience. I don’t expect them to sign or trade for anyone due to this injury.

  3. therealtrenches says: May 9, 2017 11:32 AM

    He’ll be back by preseason?

    Elliott Shore Parks Shore jumped the gun, didn’t he?

  4. datdude84 says: May 9, 2017 11:34 AM

    Guesnm Seahawks fans can stop trying to justify sending oe of the best centers in the game to the saints for a player who they dot even know how to use.

  5. purplegreenandgold says: May 9, 2017 11:41 AM

    I guess that ends that!!!….

  6. cwdonald314 says: May 9, 2017 11:57 AM

    Every media person in Philadelphia has been trying to pretend they have the scoop on Jayson Kelce being traded.. guess it was a false hope.

  7. nonyt says: May 9, 2017 12:21 PM

    They can’t have Mark Ingram. They should go try and raid someone else’s roster.

  8. canmannac says: May 9, 2017 12:49 PM

    You know inquiring minds REALLY want to know, just what kin of surgery and what is wrong with is foot, then we will know when he will be back…. Facts please, facts, are to come by in AMerica these days, so lowly, What is exactly wrong with Unger’s foot and WHY does he need surgery…. thanks..

  9. laughingwillow says: May 9, 2017 12:54 PM

    So the hyperbole of pft headline “saint’s season may be derailed” was a indeed a little ridiculous, and not only because 2% of the starting roster was hurt.

  10. rjth2012 says: May 9, 2017 1:10 PM

    This is called negotiating by the Saints. They don’t want to look desperate.
    The Saints are old in key positions!!! One last run before it is all blown up. Not enough to make it happen though IMO.
    Very good offense but a below average team on the road to be nice.

  11. winningisabrees says: May 9, 2017 1:39 PM

    rjth2012 says:

    The Saints are old in key positions!!! One last run before it is all blown up. Not enough to make it happen though IMO.

    ————————————————–
    Clueless, this is the youngest saints team in Payton/Brees era. There was an article on that earlier this year…..

  12. ahzroc says: May 9, 2017 2:03 PM

    Why would the Saints trade Ingram for Kelce when Unger will be back in 2017?

  13. sb44champs says: May 9, 2017 2:05 PM

    I guess the original report is what they would call Fake News nowadays

  14. jackedupboonie says: May 9, 2017 2:48 PM

    datdude84 says:
    May 9, 2017 11:34 AM
    Guesnm Seahawks fans can stop trying to justify sending oe of the best centers in the game to the saints for a player who they dot even know how to use.
    ————————————
    Excuses excuses. Seahawks have Bevell at OC….he can’t make his way out of a wet paper bag. What will Saints fans say when Cooks gets 1200 yards and 10 TDs with Brady? A Wisconsin Olineman in a weak Oline draft is the next Joe Thomas?

  15. Emmanuel Goldstein says: May 9, 2017 2:51 PM

    Saints fans really should go take a look at Unger’s last couple seasons in Seattle. His last two years with the Seahawks, he only played in 19 games. Yes, he is one of the best Centers in the game. But, if he can’t suit up on a regular basis, then what good is he? You’ll start to see it now in NOLA. I would wager money that Unger will miss between 4 and 6 games this year for an unrelated injury. That’s how it works with Max. He works through one thing only to deal with another. Saints fans can think whatever they want about the Unger/Graham trade. Seahawks go to playoffs every year with Russell Wilson and are regularly in the Superbowl conversation whereas the Saints have only been above 500 once in that time. Brees’ passing yardage and skill doesn’t mean much if it doesn’t translate into Wins.

  16. sb44champs says: May 9, 2017 3:41 PM

    Emmanuel Goldstein
    ========================
    Saints: 1 Super Bowl win

    Seahawks: 1 Super Bowl win

    Stop acting like the Hawks are so much better than the Saints. Both team have the same amount of Super Bowl wins and that’s ultimately what teams are judged on.

  17. silentcount says: May 9, 2017 3:43 PM

    Even though Saints defense will be much improved with new players and coaches, they won’t be on the field as much as last year. The three headed monster of Ingram, Peterson and Kamara will control the clock.

  18. kingfish4242 says: May 9, 2017 3:44 PM

    canmannac says:
    May 9, 2017 12:49 PM
    You know inquiring minds REALLY want to know, just what kin of surgery and what is wrong with is foot, then we will know when he will be back…. Facts please, facts, are to come by in AMerica these days, so lowly, What is exactly wrong with Unger’s foot and WHY does he need surgery…. thanks..

    There’s this thing called HIPPA. A medical patient’s history cannot be broadcast on social media. The same law applies to attorneys and their clients. If you ever suffer a condition that requires the expertise of a specialist, you have to sign a form allowing said specialist access to the previous Dr’s files. In a nutshell,what’s wrong with Unger’s foot is none of your business. That’s the way it should be,and his privacy is protected by law.

  19. winningisabrees says: May 9, 2017 4:08 PM

    Beofre seachicken fans run off at the mouth, please note that the saints play in a division that produced the last two SB teams. San Fran, Rams and Arizona is 6 wins a year, come on man. they had wins of 2 4 and 7 respectfully. SMH

    Pats schedule of the NFC

  20. flexx91 says: May 9, 2017 5:24 PM

    There’s this thing called HIPPA. A medical patient’s history cannot be broadcast on social media. The same law applies to attorneys and their clients. If you ever suffer a condition that requires the expertise of a specialist, you have to sign a form allowing said specialist access to the previous Dr’s files. In a nutshell,what’s wrong with Unger’s foot is none of your business. That’s the way it should be,and his privacy is protected by law.
    ==================================

    Well, I’ll be dog-gone (signed Jason Pierre-Paul)…

  21. jackedupboonie says: May 9, 2017 5:32 PM

    sb44champs says:
    May 9, 2017 3:41 PM
    Emmanuel Goldstein
    ========================
    Saints: 1 Super Bowl win

    Seahawks: 1 Super Bowl win

    Stop acting like the Hawks are so much better than the Saints. Both team have the same amount of Super Bowl wins and that’s ultimately what teams are judged on.
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    winningisabrees says:
    May 9, 2017 4:08 PM
    Beofre seachicken fans run off at the mouth, please note that the saints play in a division that produced the last two SB teams. San Fran, Rams and Arizona is 6 wins a year, come on man. they had wins of 2 4 and 7 respectfully. SMH

    Pats schedule of the NFC
    …………………………
    Last 5 years…..NFC West 11 more wins in reg season.
    3/5 years Super Bowl participant
    Other 2 years NFC south super bowl participant…none being the Aints
    Seahawks playoff record in this stretch…8-4
    Saints playoff record…….1-1

  22. saints12013 says: May 9, 2017 6:08 PM

    @jackedupboonie

    I guarantee Cooks doesn’t have anywhere near 1,200 yds and 12 TDs with N.E.

    Cooks disappeared every other game playing for the team with the best passing attack in the league.

    Stallworth, Horn, Meachem, Graham, Sproles, Stills, Bush, are all players who went to other teams and didn’t have the success in numbers like they did with us.

    C’Mon now Brees pretty much made a 35 yr old Ben Watson a Pro Bowler a couple seasons ago. Stop it…….

  23. kingfish4242 says: May 9, 2017 11:31 PM

    Well, I’ll be dog-gone (signed Jason Pierre-Paul)…

    IIRC, two hospital employees were fired due to the leaked photo. Sports reporters like Ian Rappaport aren’t bound to Hippa laws because they aren’t medical or legal professionals. That said, it’s still morally reprehensible to pass that type of leaked info on to the general public.

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