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Sunday, January 30, 2011
Additional thoughts on Pouncey's absence

By James Walker

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) for Super Bowl XLV against the Green Bay Packers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Earlier this week the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also deemed Pouncey "highly doubtful" to play.

We covered a lot of bases already on Pouncey's absence with Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. But here are some additional thoughts now that we have a definitive word: