Friday, July 30, 2010
And then there were none...
Well he didn't sign before players reported to camp but it was sure close. For the sixth straight year, the Steelers set up shop in Latrobe with all their draft picks under contract. Maurkice Pouncey was inked to a five-year deal, the terms of which were undisclosed. You can imagine that it is probably somewhere north of $10 Million considering the other first round money that has been thrown around.
The good news for Pouncey is that he is the first rookie Pittsburgh has had in quite a while that may have a chance to actually start in his position. With all the key injuries to the Steelers O-line, he has the talent to make an impact at center or guard. He will more than likely be competeing with newly acquired free agent veteran Flozell Adams for a spot on opening day.
The bad news...he is going to be carrying lots of equipment over the next couple months.