The Miami Dolphins have shifted Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey to right guard for today's game against the Green Bay Packers. This is the first time Pouncey will have played any position other than center at the NFL level. NFL Network's Jeff Darlington was the first to report the move.
Pouncey has spent most of his football life as a guard, including the majority of his time at the University of Florida playing the position as his twin brother, Maurkice, played center. Mike moved to center as a senior after Maurkice left school early for the NFL. When the Dolphins drafted Mike, they immediately made him their center and he has stayed there ever since, working his way up among the NFL elite centers and earning a Pro Bowl selection last year.
This season did not start off well for Pouncey, mainly because he has not been able to start the season. Pouncey tore the labrum in his hip during the team's offseason workout program and was forced to undergo surgery in June. He has been sidelined ever since, but appears ready to make his 2014 debut this afternoon.
Samson Satele, who was signed by Miami to fill in for Pouncey as he recovered, will continue to start at center.
The Dolphins and Packers will kick off at Sun Life Stadium at 1pm ET.