By Andy Patton
Former Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger, who spent the last four seasons with the New Orleans Saints, is reportedly forgoing the final year on his contract and retiring, according to NFL Insider Field Yates.
The 32-year-old did not appear to be injured, playing in all 16 games last season and 63 out of a possible 64 games while on the Saints.
Unger was originally drafted by Seattle in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He spent six seasons with the Seahawks, starting 67 games and making two Pro Bowls. He was also named an All-Pro in 2012.
Unger was famously traded, along with a first round pick, to the Saints in exchange for a fourth round pick and tight end Jimmy Graham. Graham never quite lived up to his potential in Seattle, although he was a two-time Pro Bowler with them before signing with the Packers last offseason.
Unger made the Pro Bowl in 2018, so his retirement certainly comes at an interesting time and hurts the Saints as they look to contend for another Super Bowl in 2019.
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