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calmkiller
07-30-2010, 02:41 PM
Steelers agree to terms with Maurkice Pouncey
Posted by Mike Florio on July 30, 2010 2:27 PM ET
The Steelers have struggled on the offensive line of late, and they addressed their deficiencies by devoting their first-round pick to center Maurkice Pouncey.

Per a league source, Pouncey has agreed to terms, and he is on the way to camp.

Pouncey was the 18th pick in the draft. His contract became easy to finalize given that the player taken in front of him (49ers guard Mike Iupati) and directly behind him (Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon) recently inked their rookie deals.

Financial terms aren't yet available, but it's safe to say Pouncey got much more than $100,000.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... e-pouncey/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/07/30/steelers-agree-to-terms-with-maurkice-pouncey/)

calmkiller
07-30-2010, 02:42 PM
Per our previous reports, sources have informed Steelers Depot that an agreement will be announced shortly of a 5 year contract with Steelers first round draft pick Maurkice Pouncey. The deal is believed to be an $18 million contract that includes $10.6 in guaranteed monies. We will not know the exact numbers or max escalators until the contract is filed with the NFLPA, but Pouncey should be in agreement by the 4PM deadline today. It is unclear when Pouncey will arrive at Latrobe and we will update this information as soon as we get it. Agent Joel Segal was reportedly looking for an initial contract totaling around 20-22 million, but Pouncey got slotted a bit lower as the picks ahead of slowly came to terms though out the day on Friday. 49ers lineman Mike Iupati was picked one pick ahead of Pouncey and agreed to a 5 year deal reportedly totaling $18.25 million max with $10.8M guaranteed. This deal pretty much cemented the terms of the Pouncey contract.

UPDATED 1:35 PM The deal is done and according to reports, Pouncey is in route to training camp.

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/07/so ... nced-soon/ (http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/07/sources-pouncey-contract-to-be-announced-soon/)

Ghost
07-30-2010, 02:43 PM
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

papillon
07-30-2010, 02:47 PM
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It will be sweet if he's everything the Steelers believe he can be. We'll see what camp brings, hopefully, it brings a seat on the bench for Hartwig.

Pappy

Ghost
07-30-2010, 02:50 PM
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It will be sweet if he's everything the Steelers believe he can be. We'll see what camp brings, hopefully, it brings a seat on the bench for Hartwig.

Pappy

My glass is half full :D

Jooser
07-30-2010, 02:52 PM
Great news, I hope he contributes immediately!

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Iron Shiek
07-30-2010, 03:08 PM
Okay, you got your money now work for it! Lets see what you are made of man.

SteelerfaninWV
07-30-2010, 05:48 PM
Ed: Pouncey, Guard or Center? Friday, 30 July 2010 16:17 Written by Ed Bouchette

It’s been a busy day and blogging at Saint Vincent is not as easy as when we get back to civilization. The cell phone conncections out here are not good and certainly the wireless is difficult. Plus, with the computer in the room and the action in front of the next dorm over, it’s either blog or go get the information.

The players trickle in, anywhere from about noon right up until the 4 o’clock deadline. Ben R. pulled up around noon in a mini-Cooper caravan with Willie Colon riding shotgun with him. Colon apparently will hang out at camp even though he cannot play this season.

Max Starks, though, dropped the first news on everyone when he said new line coach Sean Kugler wants him to stay at left tackle and that newly signed Flozell Adams will be put at right tackle. Starks proceeded to say several times that Adams could help the team “if he’s in shape,’’ which led some to believe that maybe he isn’t. And Trai Essex said they will keep him at right guard, so he will be Maurkice Pouncey's prime competition, unless center Justin Hartwig falters. You have to assume that Adams is the favorite to start at right tackle but I would not automatically pencil him there just yet.

A little later, the news came down that Pouncey came to a five-year contract agreement and was on his way to camp. That puts all hands on deck for the sixth straight training camp.

Roethlisberger looks to be in good shape and good nature. He apologized a couple of time to the news media for lightly bumping into them as they crowded around him and he lifted his suitcase from the trunk.

Quarterback Charlie Batch, the team player rep, talked about the lack of progress in CBA contract negotiations and again raised dire warnings about 2011.

Casey Hampton actually wore one of those white, sleeveless undershirts, something you would not have seen him wear two years ago. He’ll never be svelete but he looked good for him.

The conditioning test is getting started and afterward Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert, fresh off their new contract extensions, will speak.

Today marks the third-latest start of any Steelers training camp in their modern history. Once a drawn-out affair that included six preseason games and, twice after Super Bowl wins, a seventh against the old College All-Stars, camp now lasts barely three weeks.

They opened last year on July 31, tied with 2005 as their latest opening. They also opened July 30 in 2004. Their earliest opening in the past 20 years came on July 10 in 1991.

With a sixth straight rookie class signed on time, Roethlisberger was the last Steelers rookie to sign a contract and report to training camp after its start, four days late in 2004. His signing was the fifth straight year their first-round draft choice arrived late for camp while he waited for his contract to be finished.

But the latest of those was only four days, nothing like what happened at times during the 1980s and early 1990s, when rookies who were high draft picks routinely missed training camp time. Alan Faneca missed nine days in 1998, Leon Searcy missed 17 in 1992. Eric Green missed all of training camp and did not sign until Sept. 8, 1990. Tim Worley missed a month in 1989.

The king of holdouts, though, was Rod Woodson in 1987. He did not sign until Oct. 28, more than three months after training camp began. During that time, he ran in track meets in Europe as one of the world’s top hurdlers and threatened to hold out and prepare for the Olympics. Circumstances, though, conspired to keep him away, including the 1987 players strike that lasted a month, wiped out one game and three others were played as replacement games.

Sugar
07-30-2010, 07:28 PM
Glad to hear Pouncey is in. Good to get to work right away and not miss time.

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calmkiller
07-30-2010, 10:29 PM
Hi

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