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February 13, 2021 01:32 AM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Exiting NFL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (hip) announced Friday that he us retiring from the NFL, Ramon Foster reports.

Both Pouncey brothers will leave the league together after multiple successful years playing on the offensive line. The 31-year-old wasn't able to suit up in a single game during the 2020 season due to a hip injury and dealt with various other injuries in years past, but when healthy he served as one of the best centers in the game. While Pouncey spent most of his career with Miami, he quickly became one of the Chargers' key assets on the offensive line and his presence will be missed.

October 11, 2020 10:56 AM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Goes under knife
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey recently underwent hip surgery and has begun rehab, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

The four-time Pro Bowler will aim to get healthy for the 2021 season, according to coach Anthony Lynn. This is the final year of Pouncey's contract, so even if he makes a full recovery, it's not guaranteed that he'll return to the Chargers next year. Dan Feeney is expected to continue starting at center moving forward.

September 17, 2020 06:40 PM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (hip) was placed on injured reserve by the Chargers on Thursday.

With a prior report indicating Pouncey is expected to miss the rest of the season due to forthcoming hip surgery, this move isn't surprising. The veteran will now enter the offseason as a free agent coming off a serious injury, certainly not ideal for his prospects. In Pouncey's stead, look for Dan Feeney to take over as the team's starting center.

September 11, 2020 03:16 PM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Officially ruled out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (hip) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Bengals.

Pouncey was unable to practice this week, so the veteran center will start the year on the sidelines. Scott Quessenberry is expected to start in his place Sunday.

September 12, 2020 12:32 AM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Expected to miss opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey is expected to be ruled out for Week 1 due to a hip injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Pouncey's hip injury has held him out of practice this week, and it looks like the issue will force backup center Scott Quessenberry into the starting lineup Sunday. Pouncey was limited to just five appearances in 2019 due to a neck injury.

September 7, 2020 05:36 PM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Dealing with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Anthony Lynn said Pouncey has an undisclosed injury, but it's getting better, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports.

It doesn't sound like the veteran center's in danger of missing Week 1's matchup versus Cincinnati. However, Scott Quessenberry is on standby in case Pouncey can't go.

May 14, 2020 12:36 PM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Cleared for action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (neck) said Wednesday that he has been medically cleared to play and is back to training normally, Omar Ruiz of NFL Network reports.

The veteran center was placed on injured reserve in October and subsequently underwent surgery to address the neck issue. The injury had been viewed as a career-threatening concern, but Pouncey looks like he'll be ready to go for training camp.

April 2, 2020 09:36 AM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Still awaiting clearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Anthony Lynn said Wednesday that he expects Pouncey (neck) to receive medical clearance for football activities by the time the Chargers reconvene for workouts, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The 30-year-old appeared in only five games last season due to the neck injury and ultimately required surgery, and Lynn previously indicated he wasn't sure whether the center's injury was career-ending. While Pouncey still hasn't been cleared months after surgery, Lynn's more recent comments seemingly implies optimism that the 30-year-old will still be able to play in 2020.

December 31, 2019 10:56 AM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Will receive MRI next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (neck) will see a doctor and receive an MRI next week, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Pouncey added that he wants to play next season, but he will need medical clearance to do so. The four-time Pro Bowler is under contract through the 2020 campaign.

October 9, 2019 06:36 PM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (neck) was placed on injured reserve and won't play again this season.

According to Daniel Popper of The Athletic, Pouncey will have neck surgery, and coach Anthony Lynn wasn't sure if it's a career-ending issue. Dan Feeney will start at center in his place while Forrest Lamp takes over at left guard.

October 6, 2019 06:12 PM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Suffers neck injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey exited Sunday's game against the Broncos with a neck injury.

Pouncey appeared to sustain the injury early in the second half and was deemed questionable to return. Forrest Lamp entered the game in his stead and took over at left guard, pushing Dan Feeney to work as the center.

September 20, 2019 03:48 PM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Removed from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (shoulder) was removed from the injury report Friday, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Pouncey did not practice Thursday with a shoulder injury, but the issue evidently wasn't serious enough to even warrant a designation the following day. As a result, the starting center will play Sunday against the Texans.

September 3, 2019 10:28 AM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Gets one-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey and the Chargers agreed Monday to a one-year, $9 million contract extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The deal keeps the 30-year-old center in the fold for Los Angeles through the 2020 campaign. In his first season with the Chargers in 2018, Pouncey earned his fourth Pro Bowl nod while starting all 16 games.

March 19, 2018 08:28 PM
Chargers' Mike Pouncey: Packs up, heads to Los Angeles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey inked a two-year deal with the Chargers on Monday.

Following his release from the Dolphins, Pouncey will look to rejuvenate his career on the west coast. He's considered to be one the league's most dependable centers and should provide stability for the Chargers at the position.

March 15, 2018 08:08 PM
Mike Pouncey: Released by Miami
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey was released by the Dolphins on Thursday.

Pouncy was released prior to the fourth year of his five-year deal with Miami. The team and the veteran guard were unable to workout a restructured deal, leading to Pouncey's release. He'll likely catch on with another team in the near future.

December 10, 2017 01:28 AM
Dolphins' Mike Pouncey: Clear of injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (hamstring) won't carry an injury designation into Monday night's game against the Patriots.

Pouncey returned to practice as a full participant Saturday after being limited earlier in the week to avoid the questionable tag. The 28-year-old sustained the injury against the Broncos in Week 13, but will not miss any game action.

December 4, 2017 08:12 PM
Dolphins' Mike Pouncey: Injury not serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (hamstring) should be good to go versus the Patriots in Week 14, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Pouncey left the game early Sunday due to the injury but head coach Adam Gase stated that he was removed more out of an abundance of caution than because of the nature of the injury. Gase also went on to say that the injury is in no way related to hip ailment that caused Pouncey so much trouble last season.

December 3, 2017 09:56 PM
Dolphins' Mike Pouncey: Injures hamstring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey injured his hamstring during Sunday's win over the Broncos, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Pouncey wasn't immediately ruled out for the remainder of the game upon suffering the hamstring injury, so there's a possibility he'll be good to go in Week 14 against the Patriots. If he's kept on the sideline, however, Jake Brendel could draw the start at center.

October 24, 2017 10:40 PM
Dolphins' Mike Pouncey: Full participant at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pouncey (knee/hip) was able to fully participate in Tuesday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Pouncey cleared concussion protocol in time to play in Sunday's victory over the Jets but was still hurting due to the knee and hip issues following the contest. The Dolphins eased him into Week 8 preparations with a limited practice Monday, but his upgrade to a full session Tuesday puts him on track to play Thursday against the Ravens.

October 22, 2017 11:52 AM
Dolphins' Mike Pouncey: Cleared to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mike Pouncey (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Pouncey was removed from the Dolphins' Week 6 win over the Falcons in the first half with the concussion, but it didn't take him long to pass through the concussion protocol. The center was a full participant in the team's practice Friday and shouldn't see a restricted snap count Sunday due to the brevity of his absence.