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First round pick Pouncey's contract done

Mike Pouncey, the Dolphins first-round pick and the last draft pick without a contact, has agreed to his first NFL deal.

A league source tells me Pouncey has agreed to a four-year deal with an option that is worth around $9.3 million with all the maximum guarantees allowed by the new collective bargaining agreement.

Pouncey is expected to sign the deal by Sunday, perhaps in time to practice with the Dolphins when they take the field at 11 a.m. [Update: The Dolphins have announced the signing. Pouncey will be practicing Sunday.]

Pouncey needs to get to work. He missed the club's first two practices and days of training camp meetings.

The Dolphins are hoping he can win the starting center job and will give him a chance to do that, but I doubt they simply throw him into the first-team repetitions ahead of Joe Berger, who was the starter most of last year and is the starter so far this camp. 

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