C Max Unger (#60) signed a multi-year extension with the Seahawks Wednesday.
photo by Rod Mar / Seattle Seahawks
by Curtis Crabtree
The Seattle Seahawks locked up a key member of their offensive line on Wednesday, signing C Max Unger to a multi-year extension.
Unger was set to enter the final year of his rookie contract with the Seahawks this season with training camp set to open Saturday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Unger was a second round draft pick of the Seahawks in 2009 and has started all 32 games he's played in with the team. Unger missed all but one game of the 2010 season with a turf toe injury that placed him on injured reserve.
"Pete and I are excited to lock up a young core leader on our offense," GM John Schneider said in a statement. "Max's consistent and professional approach to his job transcends the locker room and the huddle."
Unger started 15 games for the Seahawks in 2011 and helped pave the way for RB Marshawn Lynch to run for 1,212 yards, including a league-best 941 yards over the final nine weeks of the season.
"I am very happy about this new deal," Unger said in a statement. "We have a developing young line that had some success last year that we can build upon this season. It's a good deal for the both of us and I couldn't be happier to be in Seattle."
With the new deal for Unger, six of the Seahawks top offensive linemen are under contract through the 2013 season. Unger, T Russell Okung, G Paul McQuistan, G John Moffitt, T Breno Giacomini and T James Carpenter are all locked up for the next two seasons.