Steelers' Pouncey agrees to extension, becomes highest-paid center

June 12, 2014

The Pittsburgh Steelers locked up center Maurkice Pouncey, who agreed to a five-year extension worth $44 million on Thursday, FOX Sports 1 Insider Mike Garafolo confirms.

The deal makes Pouncey the highest-paid center in the league, eclipsing Alex Mack's five-year, $42 million deal he signed with the Cleveland Browns.

Pouncey is slated to earn $26.5 million in the first three years of his new deal, Garafolo reports.

Pouncey, who still had a full year left on his rookie deal, tore his ACL in the Steelers' first game last year.