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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

Steelers ROLB Harrison excused from practice, talks retirement

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Steelers ROLB James Harrison, fined $75,000 for hitting Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi in the helmet in Pittsburgh's 28-10 win vs. Cleveland Sunday, met with head coach Mike Tomlin on Wednesday and was excused from practice and meetings, according ...

Steelers OLB Harrison fined $75,000 for hits

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Steelers OLB James Harrison $75,000 on Tuesday for his two helmet-to-helmet hits in Sunday's win over the Browns.

Steelers take care of business vs. Browns

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
In a season where favorites have struggled in divisional games, the Steelers proved an exception Sunday in a 28-10 victory vs. Cleveland, and the importance of the victory can't be overlooked, given the circumstances and Pittsburgh's upcoming schedule.

Harrison unapologetic for violent play

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Steelers OLB James Harrison was unapologetic for his hits, saying he is out to hurt any opposing player who comes near him on the field.

Roethlisberger makes Steelers league's elite

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 3:37 a.m. ET
The return of Ben Roethlisberger gave the Steelers' offense an explosive element it has been lacking and repositions the Black and Gold at the top of the NFL.

Big Ben picking up where he left off

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
After being suspended for the first four games of the season, it didn't take Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger long to make a fantasy impact once again.

Roethlisberger throws 3 TDs, Steelers win 28-10

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger, cheered loudly during his first game in 9 1/2 months, returned from his four-game suspension to throw three touchdown passes, and the Steelers shut down a Browns offens during a 28-10 victory Sunday.

Timmons making big impact on Steelers' defense

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 9:04 a.m. ET
Steelers RILB Lawrence Timmons entered the season with the goal of being better against the run — and has he ever been.

Five questions with PFW Steelers correspondent Jim Wexell

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Jim Wexell, PFW's Steelers correspondent and the publisher of SteelCityInsider.net, took time out to answer five questions about Pittsburgh in advance of Sunday's Browns-Steelers game. Here's our questions and his answers.

Armed and ready in Pittsburgh

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 3:33 a.m. ET
With their big gun Ben Roethlisberger returning to action next Sunday, the Steelers have dodged a big-time bullet and remain heavyweight Super Bowl contenders of the highest order.

Roethlisberger tries to hit ground running

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who worked out on his own when away from the team, is said to be in good shape, and the hope now is all of the work he got with the first-team offense in the summer ...

Even 'elite' teams have major concerns now

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 8:45 p.m. ET
Let's run through PFW’s top five in our power rankings and point out each team’s greatest strength right now and also its biggest shortcoming.

Mendenhall more than holding his own with Big Ben out

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
Even though defenses knew exactly who would be getting the ball with QB Ben Roethlisberger suspended, Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has gotten the job done through four weeks.

Batch comes through in unexpected role for Steelers

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
With QB Ben Roethlisberger set to return from suspension in the Steelers' fifth game of the season after the Week Five bye, Charlie Batch's short stint as Pittsburgh's starter will be over. And what an unlikely stint it ...

Steelers place QB Dixon on I.R.

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed QB Dennis Dixon on injured reserve Saturday after he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

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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