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Week 7 Outlook
Pouncey was given a three-game suspension by the league Friday for his role in Thursday's game-ending brawl between the Steelers and Browns.
Pouncey will miss a Week 13 rematch with the Browns, along with trips to Cincinnati and Arizona, after he threw punches at kicks at Cleveland DE Myles Garrett moments after Garrett swung a helmet at the head of Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph. Pouncey's absence is a major blow to a Pittsburgh offensive line that has allowed just 15 sacks through its first 10 games.
Pittsburgh Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey (leg) told ESPN that he underwent seven surgical procedures on his leg in 2015. Pouncey suffered a broken left fibula during the preseason and missed the entire year as a result of his ailment.
Maurkice Pouncey is one of the premier centers in the NFL when he is healthy. Durability is a concern of late for the five-year veteran as he missed 31 games in the past three seasons(15 in 2013, 16 in 2015). Pouncey will likely regain his starting job this year if he plays well in training camp and the preseason.