It’s curious to see Miami make such a decision as Pouncey has been the subject of speculation that tied him to either taking a pay cut or being cut this offseason.
Pouncey played in all 16 games this past season, which was a phenomenal feat for the center who has been dealing with hip issues and may need hip replacement surgery down the line.
Pouncey has even been told by a doctor that he would have to retire due to the hip issues.
While Pouncey is a favorite of head coach Adam Gase, it’s hard to argue that he is worth the $9M price tag, especially when considering the fact that his play has dipped over the past few seasons.
Furthermore, as Miami approaches an important offseason, cutting him would only leave about $2M in dead money.
The report cautions that any health hiccups Pouncey suffers could change the Dolphins’ minds, but that, as of now, he is firmly entrenched in their offensive line for 2018.
Bills’ Matt Milano Out for Season
Milano, 24, was a standout for the Bills’ defense during their upset victory over the Minnesota Vikings which earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Milano’s spot on the roster is likely to be filled by Deon Lacey.
Raiders Fire Reggie McKenzie
The Oakland Raiders have fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, according to NFL Network insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden dodged questions regarding McKenzie’s job status following Sunday’s game;
“I don’t have any comment on that,” Gruden said, according to Michael Gehlken of the Review-Journal. “We’re going to build this team back. I know that. We’re going to bring the Raiders back.”
Raiders’ Jon Feliciano Done For Season
The Oakland Raiders will be without left guard Jon Feliciano who suffered a calk injury that will likely shut him down for the remainder of the season, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Michael Gehlken.
Feliciano suffered the injury during Oakland’s surprise win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Feliciano, 26, is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and is a strong candidate to be re-signed by the rebuilding Raiders.
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