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Maurkice Pouncey | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 304
College: Florida
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The Steelers have not yet opened discussions on a long-term extension for contract-year C Maurkice Pouncey.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Pouncey could be seeking a contract similar to Alex Mack's five-year, $42 million deal. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes negotiations could take place at the start of training camp. Complicating matters is the fact that Pouncey is working his way back from a torn ACL and the Steelers have a history of not extending players during the season. Seven months removed from knee surgery, Pouncey is questionable for OTAs. Apr 12 - 7:35 PM

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The Steelers are expected to prioritize a long-term extension for contract-year C Maurkice Pouncey.

Pouncey is coming off a torn ACL that cost him all but eight snaps last year, so it's possible the sides will wait until next offseason before getting a deal done. A three-time Pro Bowler, Pouncey is likely to command top-five center money. Pouncey is seven months removed from knee surgery and should be cleared in time for training camp.
Apr 5 - 8:18 PM

Steelers placed C Maurkice Pouncey on injured reserve with a torn right ACL and MCL, ending his season.

They'll move forward with either Fernando Velasco or Kelvin Beachum at center. While this is a major injury that will cost Pouncey the final 15 games, the silver lining is it occurred in Week 1 and he'll have ample time to heal up for the start of next season. Still only 24 years old, Pouncey is signed through 2014. He should be back as Pittsburgh's starting center next year.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey has been diagnosed with a torn right ACL and MCL, and is out for the season.

It's a devastating injury for the Steelers. Pouncey, a three-time Pro Bowler and 2011 All-Pro, was the lynchpin of a very thin and shaky offensive line. After he went out eight plays into Sunday's opener, the unit crumbled and allowed Ben Roethlisberger to get sacked five times. Kelvin Beachum is a major downgrade.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (knee) left Sunday's game against the Browns in the first quarter and will not return.

Eight plays into the season opener, Steelers RG David DeCastro dive-blocked right into Pouncey's right knee. It looked really bad as some Steelers players and coaches kneeled in prayer. Pouncey, a three-time Pro Bowler and one-time first-team All-Pro, was carted off. Kelvin Beachum is now snapping the ball to Ben Roethlisberger. Pouncey has gone to the hospital for an MRI. It's a possible ACL and potentially devastating injury for the Steelers.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 01:19:00 PM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (knee) is expected back for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Doug Legursky filled in admirably on Sunday night as the Steelers racked up 431 total yards of offense against the Bengals. But Pouncey represents a major upgrade for Ben Roethlisberger and the running game. He was a first-team All-Pro selection last year.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 12:22:00 PM

According to CBS' Jason La Canfora, Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (knee) will not play in Sunday night's game against the Bengals.

Pouncey isn't quite ready to go after spraining his MCL in last Thursday's loss to the Titans. Doug Legursky will draw the start at center, representing a major downgrade in both run blocking and pass protection. The Steelers are really banged up for this one with Pouncey, Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles), Isaac Redman (ankle), Troy Polamalu (calf) and T Marcus Gilbert (ankle) all sidelined.
Sun, Oct 21, 2012 12:53:00 PM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (knee) is hoping to play this week after returning to a limited practice on Thursday.

"It feels great so far," Pouncey said. "I think the (knee) brace and the tape job helped me a lot today. If I feel good (Friday) morning, I think I'll have a good chance of playing Sunday." Pouncey could barely walk on Monday.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 09:22:00 AM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (knee, right MCL sprain) is "improving slowly" but is taking it "day by day."

Pouncey was forced out of Thursday night's Week 6 loss to the Titans on the first offensive play. The injury was initially reported as day-to-day, but Pouncey is very unlikely to play in Week 7. "It is going to take a couple weeks before it gets all the way healthy," Pouncey said. "I want to get out there as much as the next guy, but I don't want to rush it back and have a setback." Doug Legursky should draw the start against the Bengals on NBC's Sunday Night Football.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 09:36:00 PM

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (knee) is "highly, highly unlikely" to play in Week 7.

Pouncey was initially billed as day-to-day after going down in last Thursday's loss, but he sounds more "week-to-week" with a strain of his right MCL. Pouncey has played through injury before, but it appears Doug Legursky will be snapping the ball against the Bengals.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012 02:19:00 PM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (knee, right MCL) is not expected to miss much, if any, time.

Pouncey was knocked out of Thursday's game against the Titans on the team's first offensive play and was replaced by Doug Legursky. Pittsburgh has eight more days before they go to Cincinnati next Sunday, so that gives Pouncey a good chunk of time to rest up. It sounds like he has avoided an MCL tear and may have just suffered a sprain.
Sat, Oct 13, 2012 06:43:00 PM

The injury that knocked Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey out of Thursday's game was to his right MCL.

Several teammates said they don't believe the injury is serious. They are not doctors, of course, and it became clear as Steelers offensive linemen continued to drop like flies that Pouncey was not a candidate to re-enter the game. Depending on the severity, MCL tears typically keep a player sidelined 2-6 weeks.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 09:16:00 AM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey left Thursday night's game against the Titans with a right leg injury and will not return.

Pouncey was injured on Pittsburgh's first offensive play when RT Marcus Gilbert rolled up the back of the center's leg. Pouncey fell to the ground and was grabbing his knee or ankle. Doug Legursky replaces him in the lineup.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 08:51:00 PM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey said his troublesome left ankle feels "awesome."

Pouncey was forced to sit out Super Bowl XLV due to the severe sprain and then missed another playoff game last season after reinjuring it. After offseason surgery, the training staff believes he'll be less susceptible to sprains. Pouncey's health is key as he's the core piece of the Steelers' offensive line.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 10:10:00 AM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey says he's 100 percent following January surgery to remove bone spurs from his troublesome left ankle.

Pouncey has suffered left high-ankle sprains each of the past two seasons, but the Steelers believe his operation should lessen the chances of a third. The linchpin of a constantly in-flux Steelers offensive line, Pouncey will be ready for OTAs.
Sat, May 5, 2012 02:54:00 PM

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