Mark Madden

Mark Madden

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The Steelers’ offensive line is in decline and seems sketchy at best.

Adding to any skepticism is the new revelation by center Maurkice Pouncey that he missed the final game of last season with a torn meniscus, and that he opted against surgery on the advice of team doctors.

Never forget: When you say “team doctor,” “team” always comes before “doctor.”

Pouncey, 31, is entering his 11th NFL season. He rehabbed his knee and hopes there are no further problems. The Steelers better hope so, too.

Right guard David DeCastro, 30, is missing lots of practice.

The Steelers are making a bad decision by moving Matt Feiler to left guard and having Chuks Okarafor and Zach Banner battle for Feiler’s old spot, right tackle. Feiler at RT and new veteran addition Stefen Wisniewski at left guard would be a much safer bet.

Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva, 31, is in the last year of his contract and perhaps his career.

It’s a shaky line. Now its anchor has a shaky knee. Not good.

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