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David DeCastro - #66 - G

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 316 lbs.
Birthday 01/11/1990
Birthplace Bellevue, WA
College Stanford
Years played 1
Drafted 2012, 1st round, 24th pick by Steelers

AFC North Spin cycle: The Steelers' wasted season

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Ravens are AFC North champs, and the Bengals are playoff-bound, too. Meanwhile, the Steelers are left to ponder a lost season. 

Bengals make playoffs after 13-10 win over Steelers

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
A.J. Green caught 10 passes for 116 yards, including a 21-yarder to set up the game-winning field goal as the Bengals beat the Steelers.

Key matchup: Bengals running game vs. Steelers run defense

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Bengals' success in the ground game will go a long way in determining whether they can beat Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Seahawks-49ers highlights Week 16 action

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Eric Edholm looks ahead to Week 16, which features some key divisional matchups that will have major playoff ramifications — including Seahawks vs. 49ers.

Steelers place OT Colon on I.R.

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed OT Willie Colon on injured reserve. RB Rashard Mendenhall, who was reinstated from a one-game suspension, takes his roster spot.

Steelers add CB King, place CB Van Dyke on I.R.

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The Steelers added CB Justin King to the active roster and placed CB DeMarcus Van Dyke on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

Bengals' run defense sharp entering rematch with nemesis Pittsburgh

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Cincinnati defense has slammed the door on opposing ground games in recent weeks. 

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens wobbling down the stretch

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Ravens are in the playoffs, but they hardly look like contenders, and now they have to deal with the talented, desperate Giants. 

Carr's INT helps give Cowboys win over Steelers

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 8:48 p.m. ET
Brandon Carr intercepted a pass from Ben Roethlisberger to set up Dan Bailey's 21-yard field goal in overtime, and the Cowboys beat the Steelers 27-24.

Sacks have decreased, but Steelers still stingy

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
The Steelers are allowing fewer yards than any other team without an overpowering pass rush from a sacks perspective.  

Steelers suspend RB Mendenhall

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 6:42 p.m. ET
The Steelers suspended RB Rashard Mendenhall for one game for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

Steelers O-line coach Kugler hired at UTEP

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
Steelers O-line coach Sean Kugler was named the head coach of UTEP on Monday.

AFC North Spin cycle: Leaders running in place

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
It was a lost week for the AFC North's top playoff contenders, but the Browns sure enjoyed themselves. 

Chargers snap losing streak, rout Steelers

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes, two to Danario Alexander, and the Chargers beat the Steelers 34-24 on Sunday.

Friday's 60-second rant: How dangerous is Denver?

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
It's difficult to gauge how far the Broncos' have come since early-season losses, but using each week to improve could carry them a long way.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 11, 2012
DeCastro will make his regular season debut Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.||||||| DeCastro won the job at right guard in training camp after Pittsburgh drafted him 24th, but he injured his left knee in a preseason game. He played special teams the past two weeks. Ramon Foster is moving over to the injured Willie Colon's spot at left guard to make room for DeCastro.
Posted Sept. 07, 2012
DeCastro's injured right knee is feeling better, and the first-round pick is optimistic he'll return at some point this season.||||||| DeCastro underwent surgery last month to repair damage suffered when the knee buckled in grisly fashion during a preseason win over Buffalo on Aug. 25. The Steelers placed him on the injured reserve-recall list, meaning he could be activated at some point during the second half of the year.
Posted Aug. 25, 2012
DeCastro may be out for an extended period of time after sustaining a potentially serious right knee injury early into Pittsburgh's 38-7 preseason win over the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night.||||||| Coach Mike Tomlin said DeCastro's injury is "potentially severe," before adding that the team will know more about the injury after DeCastro has an MRI on the knee. DeCastro was hurt while pass blocking as Pittsburgh faced third-and-8 at its 6-yard line on its second possession. DeCastro's right leg twisted beneath him after being bowled over by defensive tackle Marcell Dareus.
Posted Aug. 07, 2012
Steeler coach Mike Tomlin on Tuesday officially named DeCastro and Mike Adams starters for Pittsburgh's preseason opener in Philadelphia against the Eagles.||||||| DeCastro, the No. 24 overall draft pick, will start at right guard.

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