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Mike Pouncey | Center | #51

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 298
College: Florida
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (15) / MIA
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Dolphins C Mike Pouncey will have his surgically repaired hip examined next week.
Pouncey is hoping to be cleared for training camp, but may be placed on active/PUP regardless. The Dolphins aren't taking any chances after Pouncey missed all but five games last year. Pouncey is doubtful to get many preseason reps, but remains on track for Week 1. Jul 21 - 6:01 PM

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A source "very close" to Mike Pouncey (hip) told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald the center will be ready for Week 1 "barring an unexpected setback."

The news around Pouncey has been mostly positive over the last month, with coach Adam Gase saying he is "on a really, really good track." Still, it would not be surprising if the center misses a large chunk of training camp and the entire preseason as the Dolphins do whatever they can to keep Pouncey healthy for 16 games. If that does not happen, Miami will likely turn to Kraig Urbik, but they also contacted free agent Nick Mangold earlier this offseason.
Jun 29 - 11:32 AM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said C Mike Pouncey (hip) is "on a really, really good track right now."

"We'll wait for the next doctor's visit," Gase added. "We'll get that report back and we'll see what our next step will be." The Dolphins are going to take it very slow with Pouncey in the hopes of having him all season, and it would be a surprise if he participates at all in the preseason. That said, it sounds like he has a good shot to be ready Week 1.
Jun 15 - 1:50 PM

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) could open training camp on the active/PUP list.

Pouncey is recovering from an April stem cell procedure that will sideline him through the offseason. His camp status is questionable, and the Dolphins "aren't fully certain" when he'll return to action. Miami doesn't plan to take any chances with Pouncey after missing all but five games last year. Pouncey could sit out the entire preseason.
Jun 3 - 7:32 PM

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) could sit out the preseason.

The Dolphins plan to move Pouncey slowly as he recovers from his nagging hip issue. He’s expected to miss the entire offseason and will practice sparingly during training camp. The Dolphins can’t afford to take chances with Pouncey, who is one of the NFL's highest-impact offensive linemen.
May 18 - 6:43 PM

The Dolphins plan to move C Mike Pouncey (hip) slowly this offseason.

Pouncey recently had a stem cell procedure on the hip that limited him to five games last year. He'll miss OTAs and is questionable for training camp. The Dolphins plan to give Pouncey in-season rest days to keep him healthy.
May 5 - 5:05 PM

The Palm Beach Post's Joe Schad reports Dolphins C Mike Pouncey underwent a "stem cell procedure within the past few weeks."

The operation is reportedly to blame for Pouncey being spotted on crutches Monday, and he is expected to shed them in the near future. A league source told Schad the center remains "on track" and has not suffered any setbacks. That may be true, but Pouncey's ability to get and stay healthy remains in serious question. The Dolphins will likely limit him throughout the offseason program and perhaps even training camp.
Apr 24 - 6:50 PM

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) remains on crutches.

Pouncey insisted in January he would be ready for the offseason program. The Miami Herald reports the target is Week 1. Pouncey's hip issues are severe, but have yet to throw his career into question. Pouncey was limited to five games last season, and hasn't appeared in all 16 since 2012.
Apr 24 - 3:19 PM

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) confirmed he'll be ready for the offseason program.

Pouncey missed 11-of-16 games this season, in addition to Miami's Wild Card loss. "I feel great right now," he said. "I know I’m healthy, I’ll be healthy in a minute or so. I’m ready for the offseason. I’m going to attack it just like I do any offseason. ... I ain’t retiring for 10 years." One of the best centers in the game, the Dolphins' run game became highly inconsistent when it lost Pouncey for the season.
Jan 9 - 5:48 PM

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip, injured reserve) said he will not need surgery.

Sidelined since Week 10 by yet another hip injury, Pouncey was finally placed on injured reserve last week amid concerns he could suffer a career-ending setback by heading back on the field. Even so, Pouncey expects to make a full recovery and plans to participate in the offseason program. We certainly hope that is the case, but Pouncey's history with hip injuries and the apparent serious nature of his latest issue suggests he is at high risk for a setback.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 03:21:00 PM

Dolphins placed C Mike Pouncey (hip) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The Dolphins reportedly think Pouncey will be able to return for the offseason program, but his long history of hip injuries suggests is it not a given he avoids setbacks and surgery this offseason. Anthony Steen will continue to start with Pouncey on injured reserve.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) will not play Week 15.

Sidelined since Week 10 and seemingly not close to returning, we might be nearing the point where the Dolphins shut Pouncey down. Anthony Steen will continue to start in his place.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 12:49:00 PM

The Dolphins remain "hopeful" C Mike Pouncey (hip) will return this season.

Speaking Monday, Pouncey himself said he was unsure if he would play again in 2016. He has four games to get back. Pouncey seems highly unlikely to return for Week 14.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 02:34:00 PM

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) is unsure if he will play again this season.

"I don't know. We'll see how it goes," Pouncey said. The center did say his hip "feels good" and he is making progress, but that progress has clearly been slow. On the bright side, the Dolphins did get LT Branden Albert and LG Laremy Tunsil back against the Ravens.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:03:00 AM

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) has been ruled out for Week 13.

He remains "week to week" The Dolphins are getting back Branden Albert and Laremy Tunsil at Baltimore, but Anthony Steen will continue to start at center.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 02:56:00 PM

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