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Tomlin: Pouncey has 'a chance' to return to Steelers this season

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday afternoon that center Maurkice Pouncey has a chance to return this season from his fractured left fibula, but he did not offer a prediction on when that might be. "He's got a chance," Tomlin said. "We'll have more information as the initial recovery subsides." Pouncey is a strong candidate to begin the season on the short-term injured reserve. One player per team is allowed to be placed on short-term IR, and they must sit out the first eight weeks of the season. Pouncey, who has not spoken to reporters since suffering the injury Sunday afternoon in the third preseason game against Green Bay, has told teammates he wants...

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