FORT WORTH, Texas -- There are no more guessing games this week. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin ruled out Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey and defensive end Aaron Smith Friday for Super Bowl XL.
Pouncey said during the week there was a "75-percent chance" of him playing against the Green Bay Packers. Either that was Super Bowl gamesmanship from the Steelers or youthful exuberance on Pouncey's part. Smith tried to return following triceps surgery but couldn't do it. He now has the entire offseason to work his way back.