Dolphins notebook

Miami Dolphins pick up option on Mike Pouncey

 
 
Center Mike Pouncey plays catch in pregame warmups before the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on October 6, 2013.
Center Mike Pouncey plays catch in pregame warmups before the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens on October 6, 2013.
Joe Rimkus Jr. / Staff Photo

abeasley@MiamiHerald.com

The Dolphins have exercised the fifth-year option on center Mike Pouncey’s rookie contract, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

Pouncey will receive $7.4 million in 2015, a salary that is guaranteed in the case of injury, but not performance.

Pouncey was a Pro Bowler in 2013 and is one of the best players on the Dolphins’ offense.

However, Pouncey was a unique case because of his involvement in the team’s bullying scandal. Investigator Ted Wells determined that Pouncey, Richie Incognito and John Jerry “engaged in a pattern of harassment” directed at Jonathan Martin and others.

A decision on punishment by the NFL still has not been reached. The league could suspend or fine Pouncey under its personal-conduct policy. Pouncey also must meet with a mental-health professional before being allowed to play again.

PRESEASON SCHEDULE

The Dolphins released dates and times for their preseason schedule Tuesday. Here’s the rundown:

• At Atlanta Falcons, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.

• At Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m.

• Home against Dallas Cowboys, Aug. 23, 7 p.m.

• Home against St. Louis Rams, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.

The Dolphins will then open their regular season at home against the New England Patriots on Sept. 7.

Read more Miami Dolphins stories from the Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category