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

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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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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