Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Able To Participate In First OTA Practice Of 2014 Season

The Pittsburgh Steelers running game figures to be revived in 2014 with new offensive line coach Mike Munchak now in the fold. In addition, having starting center Maurkice Pouncey back healthy in 2014 will also be a big factor in making sure that happens.

After tearing up his knee just eight plays into the 2013 season, Pouncey’s comeback appears to be complete as he’s reportedly on the field Tuesday participating in the first OTA practice of the 2014 season.

“No problems at all,” Pouncey said of his surgically repaired right knee, according to Scott Brown of “I was able to block guys and finish on some plays. It was pretty awesome.”

According to several Tuesday reports on Twitter, Pouncey said his surgically repaired knee felt great and that he has no restrictions. Fellow offensive linemen, guard Ramon Foster, reportedly said that he was “shocked” at what Pouncey was able to do on Tuesday after suffering the injury last September.

The Steelers are expected to finally run more outside-zone in 2014 with Munchak now coaching the offensive line and a mobile Pouncey will go a long way in making sure that winds up being successful.

  • steeltown

    Great news!

  • Pitfan0513

    Awesome news, barring any setbacks we should have one of the best O’lines in football!

  • chris ward

    Good to hear that Pouncey is in good health. Great news!

  • John Hinton

    The Steelers are due a season free of any major/significant injuries.

  • Steelers@2010

    I’m glad Pouncey seems to be ahead of schedule in his recovery process. However, I still think the guy is way over-rated. Now, I know most of the people on here will disagree with me, but I didn’t think Pouncey deserved to be selected to those two Pro Bowls after his Rookie Season. Better yet, I think Velasco and the other Center that played last year was just as good if not better. Again, I’m glad he has recovered from his injury last year and I wish him well. I just hope the Steelers do not throw the bank at this guy in 2015. $40M for a Center? NOT!