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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

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 9:52 p.m. ET
Although Ben Roethlisberger's 2010 debut is still two weeks away, Pat Fitzmaurice examines the fantasy implications of his return for Big Ben and his skill-position teammates.

Steelers QB Batch will start Week Four

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
After a win in his first start since 2007, Charlie Batch will start at QB again in the Steelers' Week Four game against the Ravens.

Batch's deep throws spark Steelers' offense

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Steelers' fourth starting quarterback since the preseason, Charlie Batch helped spark a punchless Pittsburgh offense with with three TD passes in the Steelers' 38-13 win at Tampa Bay Sunday. 

Steelers NT Hoke sprains MCL

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Steelers backup NT Chris Hoke sprained the MCL in his right knee in Sunday's 38-13 victory over the Buccaneers. He will miss at least two weeks.

Steelers win battle of unbeatens vs. Bucs

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Charlie Batch threw for 186 yards and two long touchdowns to Mike Wallace in the 35-year-old quarterback's first start in nearly three years, helping the Steelers remain unbeaten with a 38-13 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Steelers' O-line tested early in season

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
As unsettled as the Steelers' QB situation has been to begin this season, their offensive line has also endured some changes early in the campaign.

Steelers OG Essex out, OLT Starks returns

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
The Steelers lose a starter on the offensive line but get their left tackle back for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Bucs fail to sell out game vs. Steelers

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers were not able to sell out their home game for already the second time and Sunday's game against the Steelers will be blacked out on local television.

Steelers QB Batch on starting: 'It feels good'

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 11:02 a.m. ET
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin named Charlie Batch his starting quarterback on Wednesday. Sunday's game at Tampa Bay will be Batch's first start since Dec. 30, 2007.

NFL fines Steelers LB Harrison

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 10:10 a.m. ET
The NFL fined LB James Harrison $5,000 for his hit on Titans QB Vince Young in the Steelers' Week Two victory.

Defense leads way for Steelers

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
The Steelers' defense has saved the day as Pittsburgh tries to slug its way through a four-game stretch without QB Ben Roethlisberger.

Bucs’ Jackson suspended indefinitely without pay

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have been dealt a major blow with news that FS Tanard Jackson will be suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

Poll respondents predict Ravens to win AFC

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 11:31 p.m. ET
The Pro Football Weekly readers have weighed in, and Baltimore will represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLV, according to a recently completed poll of readers.  

Report: Steelers QB Dixon has torn meniscus

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
Pro Football Talk is reporting that Steelers QB Dennis Dixon has a tear in the lateral meniscus of his left knee. Dixon suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Steelers re-sign QB Leftiwch

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Steelers re-signed QB Byron Leftwich to their active roster Monday after releasing the veteran on Saturday.

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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