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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

What's Roethlisberger's future in Pittsburgh?

Posted April 21, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
With the questions about how the NFL would discipline Ben Roethlisberger having been cleared up, it's time now to ponder his future in Pittsburgh.

NFL suspends Roethlisberger for six games

Posted April 21, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for the first six games of the 2010 season for violating its personal-conduct policy, the league announced Wednesday.

Report: Steelers acquire Leftwich

Posted April 20, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
The Steelers acquired Buccaneers QB Byron Leftwich for a 2010 seventh-round pick on Tuesday, ESPN.com reported.

Steelers P Sepulveda signs tender

Posted April 19, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Steelers RFA P Daniel Sepulveda signed Pittsburgh's one-year tender offer on Monday, the club announced.

Goodell: No set 'timetable' for Roethlisberger decision

Posted April 19, 2010 @ 11:32 a.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that there was no set schedule for when he would announce a decision on discipline for Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger.

Files in Roethlisberger investigation made public

Posted April 16, 2010 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation made public files related to its investigation of a sexual-assault allegation against Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on Thursday. Roethlisberger was not criminally charged in connection with the alleged assault.

Steelers re-sign Colon, two other RFAs

Posted April 16, 2010 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
The Steelers re-signed three restricted free agents — ORT Willie Colon, CB William Gay and TE Matt Spaeth — to one-year contracts on Friday.

Steelers 'prepared to take disciplinary action' against Roethlisberger

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
The Steelers are "prepared to take disciplinary action" against QB Ben Roethlisberger in the wake of him being investigated and ultimately cleared by Georgia authorities of criminal charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault in March, team president Art ...

Rooney to provide Roethlisberger update

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
Steelers president Art Rooney II will hold a news conference to "provide an update on the Ben Roethlisberger matter" at 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday, the club announced.

If Roethlisberger available, who'd be interested?

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
If the Steelers are willing to deal QB Ben Roethlisberger, which teams would be interested? PFW's Mike Wilkening takes a closer look.

Goodell will rule on Roethlisberger soon

Posted April 15, 2010 @ 1:38 a.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he'll make a ruling soon on whether or not to punish Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for his off-field legal problems.

Steelers PK Reed signs franchise tender

Posted April 13, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Steelers PK Jeff Reed signed his one-year, $2.814 million tender on Tuesday. The Steelers designated him their franchise player in February.

Charges dismissed against Steelers PK Reed

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
Disorderly conduct and public drunkenness charges were dismissed against Steelers PK Jeff Reed on Monday, according to multiple published reports.

Roethlisberger makes first public comments

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
In his first public comments since Ocmulgee (Ga.) Judicial Circuit district attorney Fred Bright announced charges would not be brought against him in connection with a sexual assault allegation levied in March, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger said Monday he was ...

Focus turns to whether NFL, Steelers will discipline Roethlisberger

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will not be charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault, Ocmulgee (Ga.) Judicial Circuit district attorney Fred Bright announced Monday. However, whether Roethlisberger will face NFL and/or team discipline remains to be seen.

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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