Maurkice Pouncey gets $44M deal

Updated: June 12, 2014, 2:32 PM ET
By Scott Brown | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers locked up the anchor of their offensive line and one of their team leaders on Thursday, when center Maurkice Pouncey agreed to a five-year contract, the team announced.

The deal is worth $44 million, a league official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, which makes Pouncey the highest-paid center in the NFL. The extension will start next year after Pouncey plays out the final year of his contract. He is scheduled to make $3.863 million this year.

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