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Mike Pouncey: “No question” playing in first six weeks is realistic

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The expected return date for Dolphins center Mike Pouncey from hip surgery moved in the wrong direction for Miami last month when reports indicated that Pouncey would miss most or all of the first two months of the regular season.

Pouncey doesn’t think that’s the case, however. He said, via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, that there’s “no question” that he’ll be ready to play in the first six weeks of the regular season. That timeframe is significant because the Dolphins will have to decide whether or not to keep Pouncey on the PUP list for the regular season, a move that would mean he’d miss at least the first six weeks of the year. Pouncey didn’t have a date in mind to gain activation from the list, however.

“We had a couple discussions about it,” Pouncey said, via the Miami Herald. “I’m just letting them make the decision. I hope I’m not on PUP, but it’s not up to me. I want to play.”

Samson Satele has taken over at center since rejoining the team that originally drafted him, giving the Dolphins a bit more experience at the position while Pouncey is out. That experience would be quickly cast aside in favor of Pouncey’s talent, but the Dolphins will have to figure out when that talent will be healthy enough before making their final cuts later this month.

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9 Responses to “Mike Pouncey: “No question” playing in first six weeks is realistic”
  1. Pitt_Fan87 says: Aug 14, 2014 2:31 PM

    If a Pouncey says it, it must be true.

  2. mvp43 says: Aug 14, 2014 2:43 PM

    Free Pouncey

  3. catquick says: Aug 14, 2014 2:59 PM

    What kind of shape will he be in when he returns?

  4. VenerableAxiom says: Aug 14, 2014 3:04 PM

    Word is he’s been very active in his rehab and want’s to be ready to play the first game of the season. That’s admirable as long as he doesn’t risk a set back.

  5. uglydingo says: Aug 14, 2014 3:13 PM

    Mike wants to be paid more than his little brother, he needs to get healthy and back on the field.

  6. craniator says: Aug 14, 2014 3:56 PM

    “More Pounce To The Ounce”

  7. nflgreedleague says: Aug 14, 2014 5:20 PM

    Came out a year older then his twin brother, this should/could provide valuable info about the wear and tear grind on the younger players, specifically the current rule concerning the eligibility of underclassmen. He has missed far less time then his brother so far.

  8. cantonbound13 says: Aug 14, 2014 6:15 PM

    Let’s just hope he doesn’t do anything stupid while out of action, like get arrested.

  9. crosberger says: Aug 14, 2014 9:17 PM

    Mabye he could get a personality transplant while he rehabs his hip.

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