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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

Court date postponed in Hines Ward extortion case

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
A preliminary hearing for a man charged with trying to extort $15,000 from Hines Ward was postponed until Dec. 3 at the request of his attorney.

Complete effort the difference for Steelers' running game

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
A total team effort helped the Steelers roll for a season-high 167 rushing yards in Week Seven.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers impressive in key win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Steelers, in a much-needed strong performance, won at Cincinnati and took a step forward. The rest of the AFC North? Not so much. 

Steelers overcome injuries to beat Bengals

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 11:54 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw one touchdown pass, and the Steelers overcame their injury-depleted running game to beat the Bengals 24-17 on Sunday night.

Steelers add Malecki, cut Bryant

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
The Steelers promoted OL John Malecki to their active roster on Saturday.

Key matchup: Steelers run defense vs. Bengals ground game

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Can the Bengals get their running game going? We take a closer look in Saturday's key matchup.

Feds: Steelers ex-doc prescribed illegal steroids

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
A former Steelers doctor has been indicted for illegally prescribing anabolic steroids and other drugs.

Man in court on Hines Ward extortion charges

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
A man who claims his girlfriend once had a "physical relationship" with retired Steelers WR Hines Ward was in custody Friday on charges he tried to extort $15,000 from the player.

Steelers suspend Ta'amu two games

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
The Steelers will suspend rookie NT Alameda Ta’amu for two games without pay after Ta’amu was arrested over the weekend.

AFC North Spin cycle: Costly win for Ravens

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Ravens inched further ahead in the AFC North race, but at a huge price with the losses of Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis.

Steelers DL Ta'amu arrested for DUI

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Steelers DL Alameda Ta'amu was arrested early Sunday on charges of leading police on a chase while driving drunk and crashing into parked cars, injuring a woman

Steelers' pass defense not as sharp

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Steelers' pass defense, though not allowing many yards overall, hasn't been as solid as a season ago. 

Steelers release TE Saunders

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Steelers released TE Weslye Saunders, the team announced Friday. 

Friday's 60-second rant: Weight on Big Ben's shoulders too great

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
The Steelers continue to rely heavily on QB Ben Roethlisberger but they might be running him into the ground in the process.

Bironas field goal gives Titans win over Steelers

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ midnight ET
Chris Johnson ran for 91 yards and Rob Bironas booted four field goals, including the game-winner as time expired as the Titans edged the Steelers.

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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