Max Unger says he passed his physical with the Saints this morning, and Jeron Johnson says he has signed with Washington.

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A couple of bits of news to pass along this morning. …

— First, Max Unger met with the New Orleans media this morning after taking his physical and said he assumes all went well.

If so, then that’s the last step in making the trade for Jimmy Graham official.

Unger also was quoted as saying of the trade:  “It’s a crazy feeling. I have never been traded before Once I got over the shock of it, I was excited”

Johnson announced his signing this morning on Twitter:

Johnson signed a two-year deal worth $4 million with Washington, where the GM is now Scot McCoughan, who was Seattle’s senior personnel executive in 2011 when the Seahawks signed Johnson as an undrafted rookie free agent.

I wrote this piece about Johnson and how his will impact the Seahawks a few days ago.

Johnson becomes the sixth Seahawk who became an unrestricted free agent last Tuesday to sign with another team. The others are WR Bryan Walters (Jacksonville), DE O’Brien Schofield (Atlanta), CB Byron Maxwell (Philadelphia), LB Malcolm Smith (Raiders) and OL James Carpenter (Jets).

Teams receive compensation for losses of unrestricted free agents, and right now Seattle would be in good position to get three or four (which is the maximum) draft picks in 2016. Seattle has yet to sign an unrestricted free agent (Cary Williams and Will Blackmon had each been released by other teams). Seattle would seem to be in line for a third-rounder for Maxwell and maybe a fourth for Carpenter.

As I noted here last week, that’s definitely something Seattle pays attention to — all things being equal, the Seahawks would love to horde picks for future drafts.

Johnson wasn’t expected to stay with the Seahawks, desiring a place instead where he has a chance to start, as he will with Washington. He made just one start in four years in Seattle where the last two years he was the primary backup to Kam Chancellor.