The Dolphins expect Mike Pouncey to be their starting center in Week 1.
But it’s probably a good thing the season is still another five months off.
Pictures taken by photographers outside of Aaron Hernandez’s private memorial service show Pouncey back on crutches.
However, the team was neither surprised nor alarmed by the development. Pouncey did not need an additional surgery and did not suffer a setback. Rather, he underwent a stem cell procedure in recent weeks as part of his rehab process.
What’s more, the Dolphins are confident enough in Pouncey’s health that they didn’t bring in a replacement for him in free agency.