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Maurkice Pouncey | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 304
College: Florida
Contract: view contract details

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Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey's fractured left fibula/ankle is expected to sideline him until Week 12.
He'll miss the first eight games on I.R./return, then is expected to miss two more weeks rehabbing and conditioning. The Steelers' bye falls in Week 11, and the early expectation is Pouncey will be available in Week 12. Pittsburgh remains strong at guard and tackle, but will ask a lot of Cody Wallace to replace Pouncey at the pivot. 26-year-old Wallace has made six spot starts the past two seasons, earning positive PFF grades in 2013 but floundering mightily last year. Aug 28 - 1:51 PM

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said C Maurkice Pouncey (broken fibula) has a chance to return this year.

Pouncey will likely be placed on injured reserve/designated to return, meaning he will miss at least the first half of the season. How his leg heals after surgery will determine if he can make it back at all. Cody Wallace will start at center with Pouncey sidelined.
Aug 27 - 1:04 PM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey's specific injury is a fractured left fibula above his ankle.

It's the same injury that cost Danny Woodhead almost all of the 2014 season. Pouncey's surgery is expected to involve doctors inserting a metal plate into his leg, shelving him for at least the next two months.
Aug 23 - 7:51 PM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey is expected to miss half of the 2015 season after fracturing his ankle in Sunday's preseason game.

This makes Pouncey a candidate for injured reserve/designated for return. Pouncey broke his left ankle in Sunday's exhibition game against the Packers. The Steelers will turn to journeyman Cody Wallace at center in the meantime. Pouncey is not one of the best centers in the league, but he's an above-average starter and the pivot for an offensive line that returned all five components from last season. Pouncey's loss is a concern for Pittsburgh's run-game efficiency.
Aug 23 - 5:15 PM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed C Maurkice Pouncey will require surgery on his injured ankle.

Tomlin did not give a timetable for his return, but reports suggest Pouncey has a broken ankle. The injury should keep Pouncey out at least the first half of the season, and there is a possibility he misses the entire year. The Steelers could opt to put Pouncey on IR/recall, which would prevent him from playing until Week 9. Pouncey was rolled up on from behind by Packers S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix late in the first quarter of the Steelers' third preseason game. He was spotted on crutches with his leg in a soft cast in the locker room. Cody Wallace replaced Pouncey after he went down.
Aug 23 - 4:46 PM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey exited the Steelers' third preseason game with a left ankle injury.

He was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game. Pouncey was rolled up on from behind by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at the end of a run play late in the first quarter. He limped to a sideline training table on his own, but he was carted into the locker room. Cody Wallace replaced Pouncey at center.
Aug 23 - 1:50 PM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey has restructured his contract.

Pouncey was due $8.1 million, including a $3.75 million roster bonus. The Steelers also reworked the contracts of FS Mike Mitchell and RT Marcus Gilbert, clearing a total of $9.5 million in cap space.
Feb 25 - 4:36 PM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey has not yet been charged with misdemeanor battery stemming from a July 12 bar brawl.

The Miami Herald reports police believe they have enough evidence to charge Mike's twin, but the State Attorney's Office "is not yet ready to pursue" charges. Mike Pouncey is not expected to be charged, but Maurkice may be. Three people are suing the Pounceys for physical violence and homophobic slurs.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 01:33:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey will be charged with misdemeanor battery following a July 12 brawl at a South Beach nightclub.

The charge could be handed down as soon as Friday. Maurkice and twin brother Mike held their birthday party at Cameo Nightclub in Miami on July 12, and three people were left injured. One of them contends Maurkice punched him in the face, and is coming after the Steelers' All-Pro. Mike isn't facing any charges.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 10:45:00 AM

Steelers signed C Maurkice Pouncey to a five-year, $44 million extension through 2019.

The massive extension is tacked onto the final year of Pouncey's rookie contract, meaning he now has a six-year, $45.5 million deal. It also includes a $13 million signing bonus -- more than the signing bonus Colin Kaepernick got last week. The Steelers obviously have no concerns about Pouncey's rehab from last year's torn ACL and MCL, as he's now the highest paid center in the NFL, eclipsing Alex Mack. Pouncey is just 24 and was a Pro Bowler in his first three NFL seasons, but has never been higher than 12th in PFF's center grades.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 09:27:00 AM

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (ACL, MCL) has been a full participant in OTAs.

"No problems at all," Pouncey said of his surgically-repaired knee. "I was able to block guys and finish on some plays. It was pretty awesome." Pouncey had missed only three games in three years before going down last Week 1. Still just 25 (in July), Pouncey is headed into the final year of his rookie contract. The sides should have extension talks before camp.
Tue, May 27, 2014 07:41:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 07:35:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 08:18:00 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

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