Report: Max Unger agrees to extension with Saints

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The Saints don’t have quarterback Drew Brees signed beyond this season, but the guy snapping him the ball has reportedly been locked up for a few more years.

Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the Saints have agreed to a three-year extension with center Max Unger. Unger is in his second season with the Saints and the final season of a five-year deal that he signed in 2012 while he was a member of the Seahawks.

Unger left the Seahawks in last year’s trade that sent tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle. Graham’s status for the start of this season remains unclear as he makes his way back from a torn patellar tendon that brought an early end to his 2015 season.

Unger had no such problems, starting all 16 games for the Saints and providing them with solid play on a line that needs it on the interior. The Saints are unsettled on guards to flank Unger, which will make the center’s play all the more important this year.

Teope reports that the deal will pay Unger an average salary of more than $7 million a year, a nice boost from the $4.45 million he’s set to make in 2016.

4 responses to “Report: Max Unger agrees to extension with Saints

  1. Reminds me of the “Simpsons” episode where Homer re-named himself ” MAX POWER”. 🙂
    Good for him, I think about 25-30 teams in the league would like to have a stalwart center such as Max.
    Good deal.
    Center is under-rated. Until whoever is snapping the ball doesn’t know how to call the protections.

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