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Dolphins exercise 2015 option on Mike Pouncey’s contract

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The Dolphins were given the opportunity to pick up a fifth-year option on their starting center and they pounced on it.

The team announced Tuesday that they have exercised the 2015 option on center Mike Pouncey’s contract. Pouncey is the 15th first-round pick from the 2011 draft to have their option picked up and that group is expected to grow before the May 3 deadline.

Pouncey was named in the Ted Wells report as one of tackle Jonathan Martin’s harassers and may still face league discipline as a result, but his play over his first three seasons still made the decision to extend him an easy one for the Dolphins. Pouncey has missed two games since joining Miami and is a foundation piece as the Dolphins try to rebuild their offensive line.

Pouncey is set to make $7.438 million in 2015 under the option, but there’s already been talk about an extension in the wake of the deal Browns center Alex Mack signed this offseason. With the option exercised, the Dolphins now have another year to work on reaching a deal.

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20 Responses to “Dolphins exercise 2015 option on Mike Pouncey’s contract”
  1. scmems07 says: Apr 29, 2014 4:35 PM

    keep on building the dynasty dennis.

  2. iamdinguskhan says: Apr 29, 2014 4:40 PM

    Not a good move. This guy backed Hernandez and kissed up to Richie. Dolphins management is clueless.

  3. iamkillerfin says: Apr 29, 2014 4:42 PM

    An excellent move for Hickey!!! now finish building us a great wall to protect Tannehill!!!

  4. simplegodfather says: Apr 29, 2014 5:04 PM

    As comin from Jets fan, you guys gonna need new offense lineman and keepin Pouncey, otherwise you gonna make it easy game for Jet’s Sons of Anarchy to come after your pop star QB…

    Killer Fins is the worse Fan that Miami can endure his craps.. He has no idea how NFL works.. sad day for fins and the fans…

  5. theuglitruth says: Apr 29, 2014 5:17 PM

    Just a matter of time before this fool ends up behind bars as well.

  6. finfan813 says: Apr 29, 2014 5:21 PM

    So quick to judge someone by who they associate with. Have we not learned?

  7. djscottyb says: Apr 29, 2014 5:23 PM

    Hope the team didn’t feel bullied into making this decision.

    Maybe with his “buddies” gone he’ll produce a great 2014.
    Right now we need talented bodies and regardless of shenanigans,
    Pouncey has been decent to really good in his play.

    I applaud the Dolphins front office for just extending his contract, and not rewarding him with a fat new one after all the off and onfield issues last year. You want a fat contract? Earn it.

  8. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 29, 2014 5:29 PM

    He should be banned for life.

  9. randomguy9999 says: Apr 29, 2014 5:44 PM

    now they need to get a QB, because Tanny isn’t it

  10. beachsidejames says: Apr 29, 2014 6:22 PM

    Good price @ 7.5 million and it gives them options if they don’t really end up wanting to keep him around a trade becomes easier with the contract at 7.5

  11. vincelombardi says: Apr 29, 2014 6:26 PM

    Wonder how much “Free Hernandez” attire he buy with that option money…

  12. mrlaloosh says: Apr 29, 2014 6:38 PM

    I laugh at the Dolphins. HA!

  13. simplegodfather says: Apr 29, 2014 6:46 PM

    As comin from Jets fan, you guys gonna need new offense lineman, otherwise you gonna make it easy game for Jet’s Sons of Anarchy to come after your pop star QB…

    Killer Fins is the worse Fan that Miami can endure his craps.. He has no idea how NFL works.. sad day for fins and the fans…

  14. somethinghappeninghere says: Apr 29, 2014 6:50 PM

    I like how the Jets fans here (which is most of them) hates this move using the “bully” smokescreen…still a bit surprised, but he’s too good to not extend. Too bad Jets fans, but your center is no longer the best in the division.

  15. slick50ks says: Apr 29, 2014 8:24 PM

    This dude will be in prison within 5 years.

  16. Ferdinand says: Apr 29, 2014 8:25 PM

    So much for taking active steps to change the culture of the team. . . . .

  17. ohnoflorio says: Apr 30, 2014 1:38 AM

    I’m a jets fan & I agree w/the fish fans, this kid is loaded w/talent (although his brother is better & so is mangold — today at least), the problem though, he is clearly trouble & he is the opposite of a leader, he’s trouble, you don’t want guys like that on your team (see: Jeremy Shockey w/NYG – Eli & Holmes w/NYJ)

  18. footballfan211 says: Apr 30, 2014 10:35 AM

    All idiots above this ^, this guy is a great player and will help in stabilizing the O line. He is not trouble. He was mentioned in the most embarrassing scandal to the NFL, because Jonathan Martin is a little baby.

  19. bsizemore68 says: Apr 30, 2014 11:21 AM

    Martin was born with a silver spoon in his crib, no man will stand there and let a fool like Richie say what he said about there mother, at some point in his life he will learn what its like to be a man, right now he is just a big baby. Bill

  20. haywoodjablomee says: May 1, 2014 9:23 AM

    If you are a good player (Pouncey), I guess you can stay. If you’re so-so (Incognito), buh bye.

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