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OL Unger agrees to terms


The News Tribune

The Seahawks Seahawks reached an agreement with second round draft pick Max Unger on Wednesday, and the rookie offensive lineman is expected to be signed and ready to participate in the team's first day of camp on Friday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is believed that Unger's deal is a four-year contract valued at just under $4 million, $1.95 million of which is guaranteed.

The Seahawks moved up in the draft to take the University of Oregon product in the second round, and like the 6-foot-5, 310 pounder's versatility. Unger played center in college and feels most comfortable making the line calls at the line of scrimmage.

However, Unger worked mostly at left guard during offseason workouts. He's listed as the team's third-string center on Seattle's current depth chart behind Chris Spencer and Steve Vallos.

With Unger signed, linebacker Aaron Curry is the team's only unsigned draft pick. Curry remains one of 25 out of 32, first-round draft picks still unsigned.

Last season, Seattle's first-round draft choice, Lawrence Jackson, signed his rookie contract the first day of training camp, allowing him not to miss a practice, while second-round pick John Carlson signed a day later and missed the first day of training camp.

Seattle also made another move on Wednesday, waiving defensive end Brandon Miller with the designation of non-football injury, and filling Miller's roster spot by picking up defensive end Derek Walker.

Walker was an undrafted rookie free agent in this year's draft who signed with the Washington Redskins but was released this summer.

Walker played in 47 career games for the University of Illinois, finishing with 110 tackles (58 solo), 15 sacks, one interception returned for a touchdown and three fumble recoveries during his career at Illinois.