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.

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

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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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