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Report: Mike Pouncey expected to be ready for start of season

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The Dolphins have been cautious with center Mike Pouncey, after hip problems cost him most of last season.

But there’s at least some indication that he’s doing well enough to be ready for this year.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, a source “very close” to Pouncey said the expectation is that he’ll be ready for the start of the regular season, barring an unforseen setback.

Pouncey didn’t participate in the team’s offseason program because he hadn’t been cleared. He underwent a stem cell procedure in April to help overcome what has become a perennial problem. He hasn’t played 16 games since 2012, and played just five last year.

Pouncey also reportedly had to be treated for a bacterial infection in his inner thigh, but that has cleared up.

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9 Responses to “Report: Mike Pouncey expected to be ready for start of season”
  1. 700levelvet says: Jun 29, 2017 11:41 AM

    So… He plays 6 or 7 games…money well spent

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Jun 29, 2017 12:17 PM

    Expect to start… say something stupid… and… get injured.

  3. Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Jun 29, 2017 12:24 PM

    Any time in the last five years there’s been an article here on either of the Pouncey boys it’s about their progress coming back from an injury.

  4. commentawaitingdeletion says: Jun 29, 2017 12:25 PM

    From 2013-2016 Pouncey and Gronkowski both played 45 regular season games but there are Miami fans on just about every Gronkowski thread mocking him…

  5. miriam45 says: Jun 29, 2017 12:28 PM

    Hey 700levelvet if you knew he would play only 6 or 7 games you should have told the Dolphins. They would have appreciated it

  6. helldog33 says: Jun 29, 2017 12:28 PM

    Just shootin’ from the hip here, but he won’t be playing by week 7 even if he starts.

  7. lewsblues says: Jun 29, 2017 12:29 PM

    I know Pouncey wants to play and the Fins really want his talent and leadership on the offensive line … but he still has not yet been cleared by the doctors to practice and next week is July.

    These are warning signs that should not be ignored by the team. He may be done and the players slated to fill his shoes are not All Star caliber.

    Sign Nick Mangold for insurance before he is unavailable.

  8. RandyinRoxbury says: Jun 29, 2017 3:57 PM

    Pouncey will never make it to October.

  9. phillyfinsfan says: Jun 29, 2017 9:03 PM

    No matter what, they can’t count on him. It’s a shame because when he plays, the offense is more efficient. He can do things (pull and get to the second level quickly) that most centers can’t because he’s so athletic.

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