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Report: Saints, Max Unger agree on 3-year contract extension

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It appears the Saints have locked up center Max Unger for the next several seasons, according to a report.

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The New Orleans Saints and center Max Unger have agreed to a 3-year contract extension, according to a report by Times-Picayune writer Herbie Teope.

The report, which was also confirmed by other sources, broke during halftime of the team’s preseason finale against the Baltimore Ravens. Unger, who turned 30 in April, was traded to the Saints from the Seattle Seahawks along with a first-round pick (Stephone Anthony) for tight end Jimmy Graham. Unger was the true iron man of the Saints offense in 2015, appearing in 99.8 percent of the snaps.

The move would make a ton of sense for the Saints, as Unger was the team’s third-highest salary cap hit at $6.2 million for 2016. The Saints likely needed some room to make way for veteran Paul Kruger, and perhaps another move could be coming with the way the offensive line has been playing.

Perhaps some magic can be worked with that Drew Brees fellow before it’s too late.