Steelers OL Maurkice Pouncey Restructures Contract

Another hour, another Steelers veteran restructuring their contract. This time, it’s offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey, according to Brooke Pryor of ESPN (via Twitter).

As the reporter points out, Pouncey was due a $5MM base salary in 2020, plus a $3MM roster bonus and a $3MM pro-rated bonus this year. Last offseason, Pouncey signed a two-year extension worth $22MM, setting him up to be the highest-paid center in the NFL (from an average annual value perspective).

The 30-year-old has spent his entire career with the Steelers, earning eight Pro Bowl nods and a pair of first-time All-Pro honors. Pouncey started all 13 of his games in 2019, and he missed a pair of games following the fallout from the Myles Garrett/Mason Rudolph brawl.

Pouncey joins a growing list of Steelers who have restructured their contracts in recent days. As Dulac points out, that list includes the likes quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, tight end Vance McDonald, cornerbacks Joe Haden and Steven Nelson and kicker Chris Boswell. When also accounting for the team’s released players, the organization has already opened up around $35MM in cap space.

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      • BucSox

        Been saying this as well. AB for sure. I don’t think he will get a ton of money. Bell would be nice as well.

        • jkoms57

          Absolutely not.. any real steelers fan does not want either one back.

          Over it. Especially AB I hope he never gets back in the league let alone Pittsburgh

  1. jkoms57

    They need to replace Foster at LG since Finney signed with Seattle.

    Hargrave also left a nice hole at DT.

    Only after those 2 positions are filled would we see them go after any skill positions.

    Melvin Gordon is definitely possible , just easier to fill RB at the draft than starting guard and DT.

  2. TJECK109

    Could probably get the Watt brothers all together with the way O’Brien deals his players

  3. ghostoftomjoad

    I think the AB ship has sailed. Seeing 26 back would be nice. O-Line needs some help, and they need to sign however many draft choices they have left.

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