Mike Pouncey hoping to not start the season on the PUP list

Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is hoping that he won’t have to start out the 2014 season on the physically unable to perform list as he continues rehab from offseason hip surgery.

“We had a couple discussions about it,” he said of the PUP possibility. “I’m just letting them make the decision. I hope I’m not on PUP, but it’s not up to me. I want to play.”

The good news is that Pouncey’s rehab is going well.

“I’m going to keep doing my rehab and letting it get stronger each week and just waiting for the coaches to tell me when to play,” he said.