The Miami Dolphins announced Monday that they’ve signed C Mike Pouncey to an extension that will keep him under team control through the 2020 season.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Pouncey receives a five-year extension that will pay him $11 million guaranteed in 2015 as well as $22 million in total guarantees.
- Rapoport adds that the extension is valued $44.75 million.
- According to Joel Corry, Pouncey’s base salaries will be: $7.25M (2015), $10.25M, (2016), $8.975M (2017), $9M (2018), $8.188M (2019), and $9M (2020).
- The Dolphins will free up $188,000 in 2015 cap space following this move.
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According to Kelly, the terms of the contract are not available at this time. However, Kelly mentions that the contract is believed to be in the neighborhood of the $40 million contract his brother, Maurkice Pouncey, signed with the Steelers last year.
Pouncey, 25, is scheduled to make a base salary of $7.438 million for the 2015 season after the Dolphins picked up his fifth-year option last April.
In 2014, Pouncey appeared in 12 games for the Dolphins. Pro Football Focus has him down for playing a total of 1127 snaps and rates him as the No. 6 center in the league out of 41 qualifying players.
We’ll have more as the news is available.