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February 13, 2021 01:20 AM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Officially retiring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey announced he is retiring Friday, as per former teammate Ramon Foster's post on his official Twitter account.

The nine-time Pro Bowler is officially exiting the NFL after entering the league in 2010. Pouncey was a clear asset along the offensive line during his decorated career with the Steelers, annually serving as both an excellent pass protector and run blocker. The 31-year-old suffered multiple injuries throughout his time in the league, however, but he served as a starting center in all 134 career regular-season appearances.

January 2, 2021 11:12 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Resting Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (rest) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Pouncey is one of a handful of Pittsburgh players sitting out Sunday with home-field advantage already secured for the first round of the playoffs. J.C. Hassenauer is the expected starter at center Sunday for the Steelers.

December 12, 2020 11:04 AM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Back from COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Steelers activated Pouncey (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

The Steelers' starting center will be back in action for Sunday night's primetime matchup in Buffalo. The eight-time Pro Bowler's presence will provide a significant boost for Ben Roethlisberger and James Conner.

December 2, 2020 03:12 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Placed on COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Pouncey will miss Wednesday's game against the Ravens as a result and could miss more game action depending on whether he tested positive for the virus himself or just came into close contact with someone who did. J.C. Hassenauer will start at center in Pouncey's absence.

October 22, 2020 08:36 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Full workload in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (foot) logged a full practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday's session, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Head coach Mike Tomlin relayed that Pouncey aggravated a foot injury during Sunday's blowout win over the Browns, an enlightening update after the eight-time Pro Bowl center played a season-low 83 percent of the offensive snaps. He had entered the preceding practice week with an injury designation, having initially picked up the injury Oct. 11 against Philadelphia. The fact that Pouncey is back to a full workload in practice means he's likely to go Sunday in a battle with undefeated Tennessee.

October 19, 2020 05:32 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Dealing with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin said following Sunday's win over the Browns that Pouncey suffered a foot injury.

The severity of the injury remains unclear, but Pouncey had been dealing with the foot injury leading up to Sunday's game. If the veteran center is forced to miss any time, J.C. Hassenauer would be in line to take over as the team's starting center.

October 15, 2020 07:20 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Ready to roll
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (foot) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.

Pouncey suffered the foot injury during last week's win over the Eagles, but as evidenced by this news, the injury didn't appear to be serious. Now healthy, look for Pouncey to assume his usual starting role at center for Sunday's divisional game against Cleveland.

October 11, 2020 05:48 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Picks up foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin said Pouncey is being evaluated for a foot injury following Sunday's win over the Eagles, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Pouncey left the game in the fourth quarter and went directly to the locker room. It'd be a major loss for the Steelers if the veteran center was forced to miss any time. J.C. Hassenauer finished Sunday's game in place of Pouncey.

September 11, 2020 11:12 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Back with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (personal) was back with the team at Thursday's practice, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Pouncey had been away from the team citing personal reasons, but as evidenced by this news, he's back in the fold. The veteran lineman is expected to slot into his customary starting center duties beginning Week 1 against the Giants.

August 23, 2020 11:44 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Absent for personal reasons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey did not participate in Saturday's practice for personal reasons, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

The starting center has missed a number of practice sessions due to a personal matter, but there's no reason to worry about his availability for the regular season.

December 24, 2019 02:48 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Won't face Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Pouncey (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Ravens, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.

Pouncey was forced out of Week 16's loss to the Jets in the fourth quarter, and he'll be required to miss at least Week 17 as he works to recover. B.J. Finney is expected to slot in as Pittsburgh's starting center as long as Pouncey is unable to go.

December 22, 2019 03:32 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Suffers injury Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jets.

The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but he was forced to leave the game early in the fourth quarter. With Pouncey sidelined, B.J. Finney is expected to take over as the team's starting center.

December 5, 2019 12:00 AM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Rejoins 53-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey was removed from the Exempt/Commissioner Permission List and added to the 53-man roster Wednesday.

Pouncey served his two-game suspension but still needed to return from the exempt list before retaking the practice field Wednesday. The 30-year-old should resume his starting role at center for Pittsburgh.

December 3, 2019 02:12 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Activated Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (suspension) was activated Tuesday and subsequently placed on the Exempt/Commissioner Permission List, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.

Pouncey served his two-game suspension and is now set to return for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. The team requested and received a two-game roster exemption, which will expire Wednesday afternoon. Look for him to return to his usual role as the Steelers' starting center.

November 21, 2019 06:36 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Suspension reduced
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey had his suspension reduced from three games to two games Thursday, per NFL Senior VP of Football & International Communications Michael Signora.

Pouncey was initially handed a three-game ban due to his involvement in a Week 11 skirmish with the Browns, when he responded to Myles Garrett removing Mason Rudolph's helmet and striking the quarterback with it. The veteran offensive lineman's appeal has successfully resulted to a reduction of his suspension, putting him on track to retake the field Week 14 against the Cardinals.

November 15, 2019 02:28 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Receives three-game ban
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey was handed a three-game suspension Friday for "fighting, including punching and kicking an opponent" during Thursday's loss to the Browns, per NFL Senior VP of Football & International Communications Michael Signora.

Cleveland DLs Myles Garrett and Larry Ogunjobi also received suspensions (indefinite and one game, respectively) after all three were ejected from Thursday's game. Garrett tangled with QB Mason Rudolph in the closing stages of the fourth quarter, removed Rudolph's helmet and struck him in the head with it, leading to the response from Pouncey. The veteran offensive lineman could appeal the suspension, but he figures to at least be sidelined for the Week 12 contest at Cincinnati.

September 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Ready to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Pouncey missed practice to begin the week but was a full participant Friday. He looks to have gotten over his ankle injury and will draw his usual start at center Week 2.

September 13, 2019 04:32 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Questionable for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks.

Pouncey was unable to practice Wednesday or Thursday, but he was able to practice fully Friday. Head coach Mike Tomlin expressed his optimism for the 30-year-old's Week 2 status, but if he can't play Sunday B.J. Finney would likely take over as the starting center.

September 10, 2019 03:20 PM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Optimistic for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday that he's optimistic Pouncey (ankle) will play Sunday against the Seahawks, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

It's unclear how serious Pouncey's injury is, although the support from Tomlin bodes somewhat well. If the 30-year-old can't play Sunday, B.J. Finney would be next in line at center for Pittsburgh.

September 9, 2019 12:56 AM
Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey: Nursing ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Pouncey limped off the field and into the locker room before the end of Sunday's game, but there are not yet any details on what sort of ankle injury the lineman is dealing with. Expect an update to come once the Steelers resume practicing this week.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/304
Birthdate:
07/24/1989
Age:
32
Hometown:
Ardmore, OK
School:
Florida
NFL Experience:
11
Awards: