Pro Bowler Mike Pouncey will sign one-day contract with Dolphins to officially retire
Mike Pouncey wants to take his retirement from NFL officiating, and he’s signing a one-day contract with the Miami Dolphins to make it official.
Pouncey confirmed the reports by reposting several congratulatory comments on Instagram.
Pouncey, 33, had already announced his retirement in February 2021, along with his twin brother, Maurkice, after 10 seasons in the NFL.
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Injuries played a factor in Pouncey’s retirement. He suffered a neck injury in 2019 that ended his season prematurely. In 2020, Pouncey required season-ending hip surgery before getting a chance to play a game that year.
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Pouncey made four Pro Bowl appearances during 10 seasons as one of the game’s best centers. He was the 15th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dolphins out of the University of Florida and immediately became an anchor on the offensive line.
Pouncey played seven seasons with the Dolphins before moving to the Los Angeles Chargers in 2018.
He was a Pro Bowler in his first season with the Chargers, playing in all 16 games. But he played just five games in 2019 after suffering a neck injury.
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Maurques Pouncey also played center, drafted 18th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers a year before his brother. He also played for the Florida Gators.
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Mike Pouncey finished his career with 114 games, all starts and 93 of them with Miami.