Pouncey was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2013 and 2015 as a center and 2014 as a right guard.
The Dolphins chose the 6-foot-5-inch, 298-pound Pouncey in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft out of Florida, the 15th overall selection.
Pouncey started all 93 games he was in uniform with for the Dolphins.
That’s not the only player the Chargers poached from other teams in free agency.
The Chargers signed former Denver Broncos tight end Virgil Green to a three-year contract on Wednesday, the first day NFL teams could sign players who were under contract to other teams at the end of the 2017 season.
Green started all 16 games for Denver in 2017, catching 14 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown. He has caught 71 passes for 807 yards and four touchdowns in his seven-year NFL career.
The Chargers also announced the signings of two players who played for them last season — offensive tackle Michael Schofield, a starter in five games, and safety Adrian Phillips, who made 47 tackles and two interceptions.
Schofield signed a two-year contract and Phillips a one-year contract.
The Chargers also announced they have extended tenders to receiver Tyrell Wiliams and defensive end Chris McCain. If Williams signs with another team, the Chargers would receive a second-round draft choice as compensation. The Chargers would have the right of first refusal if McCain signs with another team.
Williams caught 43 passes for 728 yards and four touchdowns in 2017, starting 15 games. McCain made five sacks and forced two fumbles.
The Chargers also signed former Philadelphia Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis to a two-year contract on, the second kicker they have signed this off-season.
Sturgis made all three of his field goal attempts in the Eagles season-opening 30-17 victory over Washington on Sept. 10, but suffered a hip injury, was placed on injured reserve two days later and not reactivated.
Sturgis made a team-record 35 field goals for Philadelphia in 2016.
Sturgis was selected in the fifth round of the 2013 draft out of Florida by the Miami Dolphins, who he kicked for in the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He was released by the Dolphins eight days before the start of the 2015 season, then signed by the Eagles 23 days later after Cody Parkey suffered a groin injury.
The Chargers announced the signing of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Roberto Aguayo on Jan. 10.
The Chargers used four kickers during the 2017 season.
— City News Service
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