Two people familiar with the decision say New Orleans Saints Pro Bowl center and offensive captain Max Unger is retiring after 10 NFL seasons.
Unger, 32, has been New Orleans’ starting center for the past four seasons after spending his first six NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, with whom he won a Super Bowl title.
The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Hawaii native was an 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 2014 season.
Unger was first-team All-America and a two-time first-team All Pac-10 for Oregon.
Jaguars add offense: The Jacksonville Jaguars gave new quarterback Nick Foles some help by signing receiver Chris Conley and right tackle Cedric Ogbuehi.
Conley started 34 of 53 games in four seasons with Kansas City, totaling 104 receptions for 1,238 yards and six touchdowns. He also played with Foles in 2016.
The 6-foot-5, 308-pound Ogbuehi started 25 of 35 games in four seasons with Cincinnati. He was the 21st overall pick in the 2015 draft.
Briefly: The Cardinals signed offensive lineman Max Garcia to a one-year contract. Garcia, 27, is coming off a torn ACL suffered in practice in November. Garcia played the past four seasons with the Broncos, starting 41 of 57 games. … Denver is bringing back defensive lineman Zach Kerr on a two-year deal. … The Lions agreed to terms on a one-year contract with cornerback Marcus Cooper. Cooper, who was drafted by the 49ers in 2013 but was waived during final roster cuts before the season opener, closed last season with the Lions, playing in four games after appearing in two games early in the season with the Bears.
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