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Saints Pro Bowl center Unger retiring after 10 seasons

March 16, 2019
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FILE- In this Dec. 18, 2016, file photo, New Orleans Saints center Max Unger (60) blocks during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Two people familiar with the decision say Unger, the New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl center, is retiring after 10 NFL seasons. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Saturday, March 16, 2019, because the transaction has not been announced. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people familiar with the decision say New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl center and offensive captain Max Unger is retiring after 10 NFL seasons.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Saturday because the transaction has not been announced.

The 32-year-old Unger has been New Orleans’ starting center for the past four seasons after spending his first six NFL seasons out of Oregon with Seattle.

The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Hawaii native was an AP All-Pro in 2012 and has been to the Pro Bowl three times, in 2012, 2013 and 2018. He was acquired from Seattle in a trade for tight end Jimmy Graham after the 2013 season.

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