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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

Court date postponed in Hines Ward extortion case

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
A preliminary hearing for a man charged with trying to extort $15,000 from Hines Ward was postponed until Dec. 3 at the request of his attorney.

Complete effort the difference for Steelers' running game

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
A total team effort helped the Steelers roll for a season-high 167 rushing yards in Week Seven.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers impressive in key win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Steelers, in a much-needed strong performance, won at Cincinnati and took a step forward. The rest of the AFC North? Not so much. 

Steelers overcome injuries to beat Bengals

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 11:54 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw one touchdown pass, and the Steelers overcame their injury-depleted running game to beat the Bengals 24-17 on Sunday night.

Steelers add Malecki, cut Bryant

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
The Steelers promoted OL John Malecki to their active roster on Saturday.

Key matchup: Steelers run defense vs. Bengals ground game

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Can the Bengals get their running game going? We take a closer look in Saturday's key matchup.

Feds: Steelers ex-doc prescribed illegal steroids

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
A former Steelers doctor has been indicted for illegally prescribing anabolic steroids and other drugs.

Man in court on Hines Ward extortion charges

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
A man who claims his girlfriend once had a "physical relationship" with retired Steelers WR Hines Ward was in custody Friday on charges he tried to extort $15,000 from the player.

Steelers suspend Ta'amu two games

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
The Steelers will suspend rookie NT Alameda Ta’amu for two games without pay after Ta’amu was arrested over the weekend.

AFC North Spin cycle: Costly win for Ravens

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Ravens inched further ahead in the AFC North race, but at a huge price with the losses of Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis.

Steelers DL Ta'amu arrested for DUI

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Steelers DL Alameda Ta'amu was arrested early Sunday on charges of leading police on a chase while driving drunk and crashing into parked cars, injuring a woman

Steelers' pass defense not as sharp

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Steelers' pass defense, though not allowing many yards overall, hasn't been as solid as a season ago. 

Steelers release TE Saunders

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Steelers released TE Weslye Saunders, the team announced Friday. 

Friday's 60-second rant: Weight on Big Ben's shoulders too great

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
The Steelers continue to rely heavily on QB Ben Roethlisberger but they might be running him into the ground in the process.

Bironas field goal gives Titans win over Steelers

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ midnight ET
Chris Johnson ran for 91 yards and Rob Bironas booted four field goals, including the game-winner as time expired as the Titans edged the Steelers.

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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