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Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey gets five-year, $44 million deal

Steelers center is now highest-paid player at his position Aaron Wilson

Print This June 12, 2014, 09:56 AM EST

The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to a five-year, $44 million contract extension with center Maurkice Pouncey, making him the highest-paid center in the NFL.

Pouncey is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament and had one remaining season on his rookie contract.

Pouncey's contract included a $13 million signing bonus, according to Pro Football Talk.

Pouncey has a three-year payout of $26.5 million.

Pouncey's deal exceeds Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack's five-year, $42 million contract the AFC North club matched when the Jacksonville Jaguars signed him to an offer sheet.

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