26-Year-Old Center – Pittsburgh Steelers
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
After an injury-plagued 2013 season that limited him to just one game, Pouncey remained healthy last season, playing in all 16 games. He will return to anchor the Steelers’ offensive line in 2015....
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 11
Maurkice Pouncey Contract Information:
Pouncey signed a five-year, $44 million contract extension with the Steelers in June of 2014.
Pouncey (ankle) was placed on injured reserved/ designated to return on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Maurkice Pouncey: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Pouncey becomes the highest-paid center in the league with the new deal, despite missing 15 games last season after tearing his ACL in the season opener. Prior to the injury, Pouncey had established himself as one of the league's elite at his position, becoming the first center in NFL history to earn a Pro Bowl nod in each of his first three seasons. He appears to have rebounded well from the knee injury and has fully participated in OTAs, convincing the organization to comfortably commit to a new deal.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
A healthy Pouncey will man center and anchor the Steelers' offensive line this season.
Pouncey returns as the starting center for a Steelers' offensive line that underachieved in 2012, resulting in one of the league's worst rushing attacks (96.1 ypg).
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. His health is key, as Pittsburgh was forced to use 10 different starting lineups in 2011.
Pouncey is the future center of the franchise. However, with Justin Hartwig still in the mix, Pouncey will likely start at guard in his rookie season.