- Mike Garafolo reports that Pouncey’s surgery was a labrum repair.
- Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Pouncey suffered a “significant tear” and “real questions have emerged regarding when [he’ll] will be ready to go.”
- Florio adds that three months of recovery is the “absolutely minimum, and it’s a very optimistic assessment.“
This, of course, means that the Dolphins will have a completely new starting offensive line entering the 2014 season.
There is no question that this is disappointing news for the Dolphins as they are in the process of implementing a new offensive scheme and will now be without their best offensive lineman for a portion of the season.
Miami picked up C Pouncey’s fifth-year option back in April and have said that they would like to sign him to a long-term contract.
Pouncey is slated to make $7.438 million for the 2015 season in the event that a long-term agreement isn’t in place before then.
Pouncey, 24, was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 13 center in the league and a particularly solid pass protector.