The Steelers made center Maurkice Pouncey’s retirement official Monday.
The team placed Pouncey on the reserve/retired list.
Maurkice and his twin brother, Mike Pouncey, announced their retirements from the NFL on Feb. 12.
The Steelers made Maurkice a first-round choice in 2010. He made three All-Pro teams and nine times was voted to the Pro Bowl.
Pouncey, 31, spent all 11 seasons with the Steelers.
Roethlisberger recently told Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Pouncey’s retirement hit him hard. Pouncey and Roethlisberger formed a strong relationship since Pouncey joined the team in 2010.
Pouncey started 134 games for Pittsburgh in his career.