Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has now finished serving his two-game suspension and on Monday the team activated him and placed him on the Exempt/Commissioner Permission List. The team requested a two-day roster exemption for Pouncey, and it was granted and that will reportedly expire on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. EST.
Pouncey, who was first suspended three games for the role he played in the end-of-game melee against the Cleveland Browns in Week 11, had that discipline reduced by one game following an appeal. He missed the Steelers week 12 and week 13 games against the Cincinnati Bengals and Browns while serving his two-game suspension.
On the surface, the Steelers have until Wednesday at 4 p.m. EST to make a corresponding move thanks to them receiving a roster exemption for the veteran center. Even so, the team did announce that center Patrick Morris has been waived. We’ll have to see if that move shows up on the official NFL transaction sheet later this evening.
Morris was signed to the Steelers 53-man roster from the team’s practice squad to take the place of Pouncey when he was placed on the Reserve/Suspended list once Week 12 got underway.