Maurkice Pouncey Works At First Team Center On Wednesday
The Steelers returned to the practice on Wednesday and first round draft pick Maurkice Pouncey was working at first team center in the team portion of practice in place of veteran Justin Hartwig. Pouncey received all the first team 11 on 11 snaps today. Pouncey looks to be headed to start the 3rd preseason game versus the Denver Broncos on the road this Saturday and if all goes well, one would assume he has indeed unseated Hartwig for the job and will be the odds on favorite to start the season as the first team center. If indeed it comes to fruition, the Steelers have to decide what to do with Hartwig and he would likely be headed for a release in the final roster cuts on September 4th. I have been warning since July 1st that Hartwig should not be considered a roster lock.