Steelers Pay Pouncey

Published 06/12 2014 09:07PM

Updated 06/12 2014 09:09PM

PITTSBURGH - Some big contract news in Steeler Nation.
 
Pittsburgh signing center Maurkice Pouncey Thursday to a five year contract.
 
The deal is reportedly worth a total of $44 million, making Pouncey the highest-paid center in the National Football League.
 
The three-time Pro Bowler missed all of last year because of injury.
 
Pouncey getting a little emotional talking about the loyalty the Steelers have shown to him.
 
"I'll do anything for this team,” Pouncey says.  “I think that showed over the past and I'm ready to start something new now and lead us back to where we gotta get back to.  I'm trying not to bust out crying so it's hard for me to talk right now."
 
The Steelers will start pre-season training camp July 25 in Latrobe, Pa.

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