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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

Police will interview Roethlisberger in next 2-3 days

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Milledgeville, Ga., police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation expect to interview Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in connection with an alleged sexual assault in the next 2-3 days, representatives from both departments said Monday.

Steelers sign 49ers UFA WR Battle

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed 49ers UFA WR Arnaz Battle to a three-year contract on Monday.

Report: Steelers to sign UFA Bucs S Allen

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Steelers will sign UFA Buccaneers S Will Allen to a three-year contract, ESPN.com reported on Monday.

Roethlisberger being investigated in connection with alleged sexual assault

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 9:53 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is being investigated in connection with an alleged sexual assault, Milledgeville, Ga., police announced Friday.

AFC North team needs

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 11:08 a.m. ET
The Bengals needed a stretch-the-field wide receiver to pair with 32-year-old Chad Ochocinco, so they signed ex-Buccaneers UFA Antonio Bryant, as PFW examines the needs of each team, position by position, in a series that continues with the AFC North.

Multi-year deal for Hampton, tag for Reed reflect market conditions

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
The Steelers' willingness to give NT Casey Hampton, 32, a three-year contract extension and PK Jeff Reed the franchise tag reflects their value on the open market.

Steelers keeping very busy

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert had plenty to talk about at the Combine Thursday, acknowledging the signing of Pro Bowl NT Casey Hampton and the decision to franchise PK Jeff Reed.

Steelers place franchise tag on PK Reed

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
After agreeing to terms on a new contract with NT Casey Hampton, the Steelers announced Thursday that PK Jeff Reed has been designated as the team's franchise player.

Steelers, NT Hampton agree to new deal

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
The Steelers announced Thursday morning that NT Casey Hampton has agreed to a three-year deal with the team that will keep him with the club through 2012 without it having to use its franchise tag on him.

Reliving past Super Bowls in South Florida

Posted Jan. 31, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
With Super Bowl XLIV only a week away, Tom Danyluk looks back at the nine previous Super Bowls held in South Florida, focusing on a highlight or two, or an interesting anecdote, from each game.

Steelers have reasons to lean toward 'D' in draft

Posted Jan. 30, 2010 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
The Steelers have drafted more offensive players than defensive players in five of the last six drafts, but they could be more defensive-minded this year.

Insider: Steelers making uncharacteristic moves

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
After missing the playoffs a year following their Super Bowl triumph, the Steelers have fired some assistant coaches, moves that are unusual for the generally loyal franchise, says one NFL insider in "Audibles."

Doggett will have to earn his way on special teams for Steelers

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
Special teams will be the ticket for CFL LB Derrick Doggett to make the Steelers' roster, but the way we hear it, he has a definite affinity for covering kickoffs and punts.

Steelers sign CFL LB Doggett

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed LB Derrick Doggett, a special-teams ace with the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, on Tuesday.

Steelers not without their share of positives on special teams

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Although the Steelers' problems covering kickoffs played a role in their inability to make it back to the playoffs, the club did get some solid performances in the kicking game.

Steelers make coaching-staff changes, but Arians stays on

Posted Jan. 09, 2010 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
The first coaching-staff shake-up of head coach Mike Tomlin's three-year tenure in Pittsburgh occurred in the week after the Steelers completed a disappointing campaign, but the changes did not include offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Steelers fire two assistants

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
The Steelers have fired special-teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky and OL coach Larry Zierlein, the club announced Thursday.

Steelers QB coach Anderson retires

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Steelers QB coach Ken Anderson has retired, head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday.

Steelers hold off Dolphins, stay alive

Posted Jan. 03, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
A swarming Steelers defense sent two Miami quarterbacks to the sideline, including Pat White with a scary head injury, and the reigning Super Bowl champions averted a late collapse to beat the Dolphins 30-24 Sunday.

Steelers' Woodley dominant in second half of '09

Posted Jan. 01, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
After a slow start to the 2009 campaign, Steelers LOLB LaMarr Woodley has been a force in the second half of the season, notching 9½ sacks in his final seven games while also being stout vs. the run.

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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