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Maurkice Pouncey

Maurkice Pouncey - #53 - C

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 304 lbs.
Birthday 07/24/1989
Birthplace Lakeland, FL
College Florida
Years played 4
Drafted 2010, 1st round, 18th pick by Steelers

Ravens defeat Steelers in defensive struggle

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 12:12 a.m. ET
The Ravens shut down Byron Leftwich, and Jacoby Jones supplied the offense they needed to grab control of the AFC North.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens inching away from pack

Posted Nov. 18, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Ravens took a big step toward gaining control in the AFC North by winning at Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

Key matchup: Ravens passing game vs. Steelers pass defense

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
Much rides on Ravens QB Joe Flacco's play on Sunday night, writes PFW senior editor Mike Wilkening. 

Decision making among Leftwich's assets

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
With Ben Roethlisberger out with rib and shoulder injuries, the focus turns to how the Steelers' offense will function with backup Byron Leftwich at the controls.

Steelers promote LB McFadden

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
The Steelers promoted LB Marshall McFadden to the active roster and placed LB Chris Carter on injured reserve.

Steelers QB Roethlisberger has rare rib injury

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has a rare rib injury that is a bigger concern than his shoulder injury.

Steelers rule Roethlisberger out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
The Steelers confirmed that QB Byron Leftiwch will start in Sunday night’s game against the Ravens for the injured Ben Roethlisberger. 

Roethlisberger has sprained shoulder

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
Mike Tomlin called Ben Roethlisberger "questionable" with a sprained shoulder Tuesday but otherwise offered little detail.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Injuries could dull 2012's best one-two prime-time punch

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
What appeared to be great NFL drama in Week 11 took a potentially big hit with three significant QB injuries.

Roethlisberger hurt, Steelers survive

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 12:06 a.m. ET
The Steelers beat the Chiefs 16-13 in overtime on Monday night as Mike Wallace caught a TD pass and Ben Roethlisberger injured his right shoulder.

AFC North Spin cycle: Bengals primed to rally?

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Bengals started the second half with a huge win. Now, can they make a run? We explore in the AFC North "Spin cycle."

Steelers sign WR Gilreath, release DT Ta'amu

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Steelers promoted WR David Gilreath to the active roster from the practice squad and released rookie DT Alameda Ta'amu.

Once again, Steelers' defense in strong form

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
The Steelers' defense is again one of the NFL's best, and there are many reasons for Pittsburgh's success, the way we hear it. 

Key matchup: Chiefs pass defense vs. Steelers passing game

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
How the Chiefs cope with the Steelers' potent passing game will be a story line to watch on Monday night.

Steelers WR Sanders plans to fight league fine

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders plans to contest the $15,000 penalty he received from the league for a supposedly fake injury.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 11, 2012
Maurkice Pouncey injured his right leg on the Steelers' first offensive play from scrimmage against Tennessee on Thursday night. His return originally was called questionable before the Steelers decided he wouldn't return.||||||| Pouncey was blocking when it appeared that right tackle Marcus Gilbert rolled up on his leg. Pouncey sat on the ground before going to the sideline. He was replaced by Doug Legursky.
Posted Jan. 05, 2012
The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey for the AFC wild-card game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.||||||| The Steelers lost so his season is over.
Posted Dec. 01, 2011
Pouncey also practiced in a limited role Thursday but said he expects to play in Sunday's game against Cincinnati.||||||| Pouncey left last week's 13-9 win over Kansas City after becoming dehydrated due to the flu and said he lost 12 pounds in a couple of days.
Posted Oct. 21, 2011
His left elbow heavily wrapped after practice Friday, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey says he's dealt with pain the past two days but will start Sunday at Arizona.||||||| Pouncey, a Pro Bowler as a rookie last season, left practice early Thursday with the elbow injury. He has started all six games this season, but was forced to leave some games early with ankle and knee injuries. Starting guard Doug Legursky is normally the backup center, but he will not play against the Cardinals because of a toe injury. That would have left center to Trai Essex if Pouncey could not play.
Posted Jan. 27, 2011
Pouncey has been ruled out of the Super Bowl with a high left ankle sprain.||||||| The rookie Pro Bowl selection sprained the ankle in the AFC championship game and has not practiced since. Backup Doug Legursky will play in his place Sunday, in what will be his first NFL start as a center.

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