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Mike Pouncey | Center | #51

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 298
College: Florida
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (15) / MIA
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Dolphins coach Adam Gase said C Mike Pouncey (hip) will start Thursday.
Gase said Pouncey was expected to get in some preseason work, so this is not a surprise. With serious questions at guard, Pouncey's health will go a long way to determining how successful Miami's offense can be this season. Aug 22 - 12:57 PM

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Dolphins coach Adam Gase said the team plans to play Mike Pouncey (hip) in the preseason.

Gase is "not sure if it's this week or next," but the center will get in some action. The decision is not a huge surprise considering Pouncey has been working in team drills the last couple practices, but it is yet another sign his recovery is going as well as could be expected. If Miami is going to have any success on offense this season, Pouncey will need to stay on the field.
Aug 14 - 11:22 AM

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) returned to team drills at Saturday's practice.

It was his first full-squad participation since the start of camp. Pouncey declared himself fully recovered from offseason hip surgery and said there's "no doubt" he'll be ready for Week 1. Pouncey's hip problems have become chronic. His presence in the Dolphins' lineup is a true difference maker on the field.
Aug 12 - 3:12 PM

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) is working on the side at the start of camp.

Pouncey was medically cleared, but the Dolphins are not going to rush him. In fact, it would not be a surprise if he spent most of camp working with trainers off to the side. On the bright side, Pouncey looks to be on track for Week 1.
Jul 27 - 9:08 AM

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) has been medically cleared for training camp.

Pouncey has battled a number of hip issues in his career and was sent to I.R. last Week 10 only to need another surgery. He's recovered nicely and appears to be ahead of schedule. Expect the Dolphins to continue to take it slow with their stud center, but he's fully expected to be out there in Week 1.
Jul 26 - 9:59 AM

Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip surgery) "wants to practice," but coach Adam Gase believes he could still be held out for the entire preseason.

Pouncey has made "real improvement" since minicamp. The takeaway is that Pouncey is feeling good and wanting to get on the field. The Dolphins, wisely, are not going to take any chances. Everything is geared toward having Pouncey ready for Week 1. That appears realistic. It would be excellent news for Jay Ajayi.
Jul 25 - 2:02 PM

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

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

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QB1Jay Cutler
2Matt Moore
RB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
3Kenyan Drake
4Senorise Perry
GLB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
3RB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Leonte Carroo
3Jakeem Grant
WR21DeVante Parker
2Kenny Stills
3Rashawn Scott
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Julius Thomas
2Anthony Fasano
3MarQueis Gray
LT1Laremy Tunsil
2Eric Smith
LG1Jesse Davis
2Isaac Asiata
3Ted Larsen
C1Mike Pouncey
2Jake Brendel
RG1Jermon Bushrod
2Anthony Steen
RT1Ja'Wuan James
2Sam Young
K1Cody Parkey