Updated Gators in the NFL: Pouncey’s contract through 2020 with Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers center Mike Pouncey. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)

COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers said Tuesday that they have extended Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey’s contract through the 2020 season.

Pouncey was in the final season of a two-year, $15 million contract. The extension will be worth $9 million next season.

General manager Tom Telesco said in a statement that Pouncey has become one of the unquestioned leaders of the team.

Pouncey earned his fourth Pro Bowl selection last season after starting all 18 games, including the playoffs. He was credited with allowing only a half sack, the best mark of his career. Pouncey signed with the Chargers after spending seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins, who drafted him with the 15th overall pick in 2011 out of the University of Florida.

There are 43 former UF players on 22 NFL teams entering Week 1:

Arizona Cardinals

D.J. Humphries – OL – 5th year

Max Garcia – G – 5th year (PUP)

Marcus Gilbert – OT – 9th year

Jonathan Bullard – DE – 4th year

Atlanta Falcons

Keanu Neal – S – 4th year

Brandon Powell- WR- 2nd year (Practice squad)

Buffalo Bills

Vosean Joseph- LB- Rookie (IR)

Carolina Panthers

Bryan Cox Jr. – DE – 3rd year (Practice squad)

Jordan Scarlett- RB- Rookie

Chicago Bears

Trey Burton – TE – 6th year

Eddy Pineiro – K – 2nd year

Cincinnati Bengals

Carlos Dunlap – DE – 10th year

Jeff Driskel- QB- 4th year (IR)

Cleveland Browns

Antonio Callaway – WR – 2nd year (Suspended)

Denver Broncos

Duke Dawson – DB – 2nd year

Detroit Lions

Jarrad Davis – LB – 3rd year

Indianapolis Colts

Quincy Wilson – CB – 3rd year

Jacksonville Jaguars

Taven Bryan – DT – 2nd year

Lerentee McCray – LB – 7th year

Jawaan Taylor -OT- Rookie

Kansas City Chiefs

Demarcus Robinson – WR – 4th year

Joey Ivie- DT- 2nd year

Los Angeles Chargers

Jaylen Watkins – DB – 5th year

Mike Pouncey – C – 9th year

Los Angeles Rams

Dante Fowler Jr. – DE – 5th year

New Orleans Saints

Alex Anzalone – LB – 3rd year

CJ Gardner-Johnson- S- Rookie

New York Giants

Jon Halapio – OL – 3rd year

Janoris Jenkins- CB -8th year

New York Jets

Jonotthan Harrison – OL – 6th year

Marcus Maye – S – 3rd year

Brian Poole – CB – 4th year

Oakland Raiders

David Sharpe – T – 3rd year

Trent Brown – OL – 5th year

Pittsburgh Steelers

Joe Haden – CB – 10th year

Maurkice Pouncey – C – 10th year

Fred Johnson- OG- Rookie

San Francisco 49ers

Marcell Harris – S – 2nd year (Practice squad)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Vernon Hargreaves III – CB – 4th year

Washington Redskins

Jordan Reed – TE – 7th year

Quinton Dunbar – CB – 5th year

Caleb Brantley- DT- 3rd year

Jon Bostic- LB- 7th year