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Saints News, 3/12/15: Graham/Unger Trade Not Officially Complete Just Yet

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As ProFootballTalk reports, Max Unger must pass the Saints' physical before the trade becomes official. Unger's home is in Hawaii and he hasn't as of yet traveled to New Orleans for the physical. Jimmy Graham just passed his Seahawks physical. Regarding Unger, PFT says, "Unger missed 10 games last season for Seattle with leg and foot injuries. He’s missed 13 games over the past two seasons. Unger was home in Hawaii when the trade happened and has yet to make it to New Orleans for his exam. General manager John Schneider told 710 ESPN in Seattle Wednesday that physical is expected to occur sometime within the next week. It’s still highly likely the deal gets done without any hiccups. But it won’t truly be official until the Saints can make sure they are comfortable with the health of their new piece as well."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jimmy Graham passes physical with Seahawks, deal waiting on Max Unger <a href="http://t.co/iLYCMCWWV1">http://t.co/iLYCMCWWV1</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/575936726813708288">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Don&#39;t get why so <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> fans are tweeting me bent about possibility of Spiller. No. 3 RB is a NEED. If price is right, not sure the problem</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/576005392687362048">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Pro-Bowl RB DeMarco Murray is flying to Philadelphia this morning with the expectation he will be an Eagle, per a... <a href="http://t.co/FR6PCCRyWu">http://t.co/FR6PCCRyWu</a></p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/576005144317423616">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source indicates the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Cowboys?src=hash">#Cowboys</a> want DeMarco Murray around $5M per year. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Eagles?src=hash">#Eagles</a> fans, would you pay him $6M+?</p>&mdash; Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rand_Getlin/status/575997784723050496">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Benson heirs release 1st statement, say teams should stay in N.O. <a href="http://t.co/sTH2swdoQT">http://t.co/sTH2swdoQT</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/575985801374396416">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Shane Vereen says leaving Patriots for Giants &quot;a step up&quot; <a href="http://t.co/fO95PIPwkc">http://t.co/fO95PIPwkc</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/575978833599447040">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Deep passes to tight ends -- look to the NFC West... Graham &amp; Davis have been No.1 &amp; No.2 over past four years <a href="http://t.co/bFTvHdBpiC">pic.twitter.com/bFTvHdBpiC</a></p>&mdash; Pro Football Focus (@PFF) <a href="https://twitter.com/PFF/status/575906088169553920">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Seahawks">@Seahawks</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TheJimmyGraham">@TheJimmyGraham</a> passes physical officially a member of the team. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoHawks?src=hash">#GoHawks</a></p>&mdash; Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulGAllen/status/575890070865100801">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Just believe in the change and ride with it! WHODAT nation coming strong ! Season coming soon lets get it!</p>&mdash; Khiry Robinson (@_numberthreeRB) <a href="https://twitter.com/_numberthreeRB/status/575435327541637120">March 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> to visit with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bills?src=hash">#Bills</a> RB C.J. Spiller; no word yet on how visits went with free-agent CBs Williams, Browner <a href="http://t.co/nDeYWq3rfU">http://t.co/nDeYWq3rfU</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/575875083337601025">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Congratulations <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RaiderNation?src=hash">#RaiderNation</a>! Yall got a good one! <a href="https://twitter.com/RAIDERS">@RAIDERS</a>: The Raiders have signed free agent <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50">@CurtisLofton50</a>. <a href="http://t.co/oyCUKoTpes">pic.twitter.com/oyCUKoTpes</a>"</p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/575850496092676097">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If I&#39;m the Saints I don&#39;t let C. J. Spiller leave his NOLA visit tomorrow</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/575845888989470720">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50">@CurtisLofton50</a> alluded 2 internal issues on &#39;14 <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a>:&quot;We didn&#39;t come together as a team. That&#39;s how we went 7-9.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/SiriusXMNFL">@SIriusXMNFL</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/B_Hop72">@B_Hop72</a></p>&mdash; Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) <a href="https://twitter.com/alexmarvez/status/575826989673811968">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cowboys will bring in FB Jed Collins for a visit Wednesday night and Thursday. Incumbent FB Tyler Clutts is a free agent.</p>&mdash; Rainer Sabin (@RainerSabinDMN) <a href="https://twitter.com/RainerSabinDMN/status/575808739594272768">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Lofton: got done with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Raiders?src=hash">#Raiders</a> "Really quickly. Will be starting MLB. "They brought me here to win."</p>&mdash; Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/BWilliamsonESPN/status/575810891456843776">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Think <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50">@CurtisLofton50</a> will be a great fit in Oakland. Jack Del Rio always has tackling machines at middle linebacker.. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/goodfit?src=hash">#goodfit</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/575812699688316928">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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This video of a little girl reacting to the Jimmy Graham trade will bring you to tears | For The Win
"Wherever Jimmy Graham goes is where I go."

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