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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

Roethlisberger back at Steelers' practice

Posted June 01, 2010 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger returned to the Steelers' practice field Tuesday morning for the first time since being suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

Goodell clears Roethlisberger to rejoin Steelers

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Thursday that commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to allow Ben Roethlisberger to return to team activities with the Steelers in time for next week's voluntary OTAs.

Steelers DE Hood striving to improve

Posted May 20, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
As a rookie, Ziggy Hood made the transition from a defensive tackle in Missouri's defensive scheme to defensive end in the Steelers' 3-4 front. The early steps of that adjustment behind him, he wants to translate his knowledge to ...

The Big Ben hangover

Posted May 18, 2010 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
A magazine article about Ben Roethlisberger and the attitudes of Pittsburgh residents toward him prompted Tom Danyluk to examine how the Steelers are handling the situation.

Steelers place WR Sweed on I.R.

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The Steelers placed WR Limas Sweed on injured reserve on Tuesday. Sweed, a third-year pro from Texas, ruptured his left Achilles tendon on May 2.

Steelers WR Sweed undergoes Achilles surgery

Posted May 04, 2010 @ 1:38 a.m. ET
Steelers WR Limas Sweed underwent surgery on his left Achilles tendon Monday, the team confirmed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. However, it did not disclose whether the tendon was torn or ruptured, and it provided no estimate on how long he ...

Steelers' Sweed injures Achilles

Posted May 02, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Steelers WR Limas Sweed injured his Achilles tendon Sunday in the final day of a weekend minicamp, and his status will be determined in the next few days.

McFadden's return gives Steelers another CB option

Posted April 29, 2010 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
The Steelers' reacquisition of Bryant McFadden a little more than a year after he departed in free agency signals there will be greater competition at cornerback and perhaps a change at one of the starting spots after the pass defense ...

Cutting Roethlisberger would be fitting move

Posted April 27, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger deserves the punishment he has received, and more, writes PFW's Hub Arkush, who praises NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his tough stance on the issue.

Roethlisberger vows to make 'improvements' after suspension

Posted April 26, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said Monday that he is "accountable for the consequences of my actions" and will not appeal the six-game suspension handed down by the NFL last week for violating its personal-conduct policy. 

2010 draft choices by team: Steelers

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 NFL draft.

Steelers acquire CB McFadden from Cardinals

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Steelers acquired CB Bryant McFadden from the Cardinals for a fifth-round pick on Saturday. McFadden played for Pittsburgh, which received a sixth-round selection from Arizona in the deal, from 2005-08.

Leftwich solid insurance policy for Steelers

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
The Steelers' acquisition of QB Byron Leftwich protects the club in a couple of ways.

Steelers improve depth on solid Day Two

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 11:18 p.m. ET
In a nod to a couple of key needs, the Steelers added OLB Jason Worilds in Round Two and WR Emmanuel Sanders in Round Three.

Pouncey fills need for Steelers

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
The Steelers improved their offensive line with the selection of strong, athletic C Maurkice Pouncey

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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