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 ESPN.com. “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.