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Pouncey deal with Miami Dolphins: Five years, $45 million

The Miami Dolphins have officially announced Mike Pouncey's five-year contract extension that makes him the team's property through the 2020 season.

Multiple sources tell me the deal is for $45 million with $22 million in guaranteed money.

That extension annual average of $9 million per season does indeed make Pouncey the highest paid center in the NFL, as was previously reported in this space -- slightly ahead of Oakland's Rodney Hudson.

Pouncey will sign the deal this afternoon sometime.

"We are excited that we were able to sign a contract extension with Mike,” said General Manager Dennis Hickey. “He is a two-time Pro Bowler, with a team-first approach as evident by moving to guard last season while still playing a high level. We are happy that he will stay in Miami and be a key member of our offense."