The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a four-year, $24 million deal with guard/center Nick Easton, according to a source.

The addition came shortly after news broke that Pro Bowl center Max Unger is retiring.

The Saints plan to play Easton at center. He missed all of last season because of surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. But he started a total of 17 games at both guard and center for the Minnesota Vikings in 2016 and 2017.