On Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Pittsburgh Steelers and center Maurkice Pouncey agreed on a new three-year deal worth an average of $11 million per season, with an overall worth of $29 million. The new deal now will make Pouncey the highest paid center in the league, roughly surpassing Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Steelers continued the hand cash out to their linemen, as guard Ramon Foster agreed to 2 year, $8.25 million deal per Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The news comes just a day after Pittsburgh placed a second-round tender on linemen B.J. Finney.
Foster and Pouncey have been anchors in what is widely considered to be one of the best offensive line units in professional football, as Pouncey has seven Pro-Bowls to his name while Foster has remained a consistent force in both the run and passing game.
With the two new contracts, the Steelers solidify their offensive line going forward into the next few seasons. Foster was set to be a free agent after the 2018 season, and some speculated after the Finney tender that Foster might be out the door.
However, Foster and Pouncey will continue to hold the Steelers offensive line together, at least through the 2020 season.