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Draft Scout Mike Pouncey News
04/13/15 - C Mike Pouncey signed a contract extension Monday (April 13) that makes him the highest-paid center in the NFL.
As reported Saturday, Pouncey's five-year deal is worth $52.15 million, including $22 million guaranteed and an $11 million signing bonus. The commitment keeps the Dolphins' 2011 first-round pick in Miami through the 2020 season.
The average of more than $10 million per season surpasses the contract of Pittsburgh Steelers center and twin brother Maurkice Pouncey, who averages $8.8 million per season.
Mike Pouncey, who made his second consecutive Pro Bowl last season, is entering his fifth season with the Dolphins. He had been due to earn $7.4 million in 2015 in the final year of his contract.
Pouncey played center for the Dolphins during the 2011-13 seasons but played predominantly at right guard in 2014, starting the final 12 games at that position. The Dolphins plan to move him back to center in 2015.
"We are excited that we were able to sign a contract extension with Mike," general manager Dennis Hickey said in a release issued by the Dolphins. "He is a two-time Pro Bowler, with a team-first approach as evident by moving to guard last season while still playing at a high level. We are happy that he will stay in Miami and be a key member of our offense."
12/29/14 - RG Mike Pouncey said he wants to return to playing center next season. But coach Joe Philbin said no decisions have been made in that regard.
12/24/14 - RG Mike Pouncey could be playing his last game at that position. It's expected Pouncey will move back to C next season, the position where he was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013. Pouncey has said his preference is to play C.
11/03/14 - RG Mike Pouncey, the converted Pro Bowl center, continues to get good reviews from coaches. Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor thinks Pouncey has made rookie RT Ja'Wuan James better.
10/29/14 - RG Mike Pouncey, who left last week's Jacksonville game due to soreness in his surgically-repaired left hip, was limited in Wednesday's practice. But knowing Pouncey, it's highly doubtful he'll miss starting this week against San Diego. He missed the first four games while recovering from surgery.