Max help? Saints’ Unger hopes to be back for opener

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 25: Michael Hoomanawanui #84 of the New Orleans Saints celebrtaes with Max Unger #60 celebrate after Hoomanawanui caught a touchdown pass against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 25, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

One of the key cogs in the Saints offense said he hopes to be back on the field for the opening of the regular season.

Center Max Unger, who had offseason foot surgery, spoke with reporters Friday after the team’s training camp workout at the club’s facility in Metairie.

Unger said he was optimistic, but he added, “we will see how rehab goes.”

Unger was acquired in the trade that sent Jimmy Graham to Seattle in March of 2015. He has played in 31 regular season games for the Saints, all starts.

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