Just a few minutes ago, word began to leak out that the meeting with former Dolphins center Mike Pouncey was “going well” in LA.
Early word out of Chargers facility is that the meeting with FA C Mike Pouncey is going well. We’ll see what, exactly, that means in coming hours/days.— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) March 19, 2018
Although that’s anything but a concrete statement, the two sides did not waste any time finding pens and paper to ink a deal soon after.
Ian Rapoport broke the news less than two hours after that tweet:
Former #Dolphins C Mike Pouncey is expected to sign with the #Chargers, sources say. A big addition in the middle of their offensive line. He’s visiting there now.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2018
And to really seal the deal, the Chargers went ahead and made it public.
Pouncey joins a talented team that is tracking upward. Early reports are that this is a two-year deal, and estimates are around $10 million/year. More details will certainly come in by tomorrow, but this looks like a solid signing for the LA Chargers. Spencer Pulley is still on the team, and will probably serve as a backup role and help shore up other areas.
-Jason “Escalations and Calculations!” Michaels