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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

Harrison fined $20,000 for late hit

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Harrison was fined $20,000 for a late hit on Saints QB Drew Brees in Sunday night's loss. He hit Brees from behind after the QB had thrown a pass.

Steelers' pass defense giving ground

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
Through Sunday's games, the Steelers were allowing the eighth-most yards per game through the air.

Reports: 49ers claim rookie LB Gibson

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
The 49ers have claimed LB Thaddeus Gibson off waivers, according to multiple reports. The Steelers released their fourth-round draft pick on Saturday.

Steelers-Saints tops World Series in ratings

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
The battle of the NFL's last two champions received higher ratings than the battle of two teams looking to become baseball's champion.

Brees' nearly perfect second half leads Saints past Steelers

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Drew Brees passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-10 on Sunday night.

Steelers' Smith has proven difficult to replace in past seasons

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 2:12 a.m. ET
Replacing DLE Aaron Smith, who is out indefinitely with a torn left triceps, has usually proven a difficult task for a Steelers defense that is the NFL's stoutest vs. the run.

Steelers promote DL McLendon, release LB Gibson

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed DL Steve McLendon from their practice squad on Saturday and released rookie LB Thaddeus Gibson.

Steelers rookie Worilds showing promise

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
Developing more pass-rush moves will be necessary for Pittsburgh rookie OLB Jason Worilds, who coach Mike Tomlin says has "big-time room for growth," according to AFC North Whispers.

Week Seven games a 'good start' toward cleaner play

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
A week after multiple violent, helmet-to-helmet hits raised the ire of the NFL, the league praised its players for clean play on Sunday in Week Seven games.

Report: Steelers DE Smith (triceps) out for season

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Steelers DE Aaron Smith will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his triceps muscle during the team's Week Seven victory vs. the Dolphins, according to NFL.com.

Steelers almost fumble game away, hold on for win over Dolphins

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
An officiating mistake negated Ben Roethlisberger's late fumble, and the Pittsburgh Steelers kicked the game-winning field goal on the next play Sunday. Jeff Reed made an 18-yarder with 2:30 left, allowing the Steelers to escape with a 23-22 ...

Ward says QBs deserve blame for hard hits

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
With his teammate James Harrison receiving media criticism all week for the hard hits he made in the Steelers' Week Six win over the Browns, Pittsburgh WR Hines Ward said some blame for the recent rise in helmet-to-helmet hits should ...

Will NFL's hitting video scare players straight?

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:53 p.m. ET
In the NFL's new getting-tough-on-headhunters video campaign, league football operations head Ray Anderson dictates the difference between clean and dirty. Warning: The distinction is slight.

Steelers would like to ease Mendenhall's workload

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
Rashard Mendenhall has starred as the Steelers' featured back, but head coach Mike Tomlin doesn't want to overwork him.

Steelers OLB Harrison returns to practice

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison returned to the team's practice facility on Thursday, one day after contemplating retirement.

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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