View Full Version : Steelers exercise David DeCastroís fifth-year option ($8.1 million in 2016)

04-09-2015, 04:48 PM
By Josh Alper
April 9, 2015, 1:13 PM EDT
Report: Steelers exercise David DeCastroís fifth-year option

The Chargers got the ball rolling when they decided to exercise their fifth-year option on linebacker Melvin Ingramís contract and now the Steelers have reportedly done the same with guard David DeCastro.

Albert Breer of NFL Media reports that Pittsburgh has exercised their option for the 2016 season on the 24th pick of the 2012 draft. DeCastro will be in line to make the average of the salaries for the 3rd-25th highest paid guards in the league, although the option is guaranteed against injury only so the Steelers could still change their mind before the start of the 2016 league year.

DeCastro hurt his knee in the preseason before his rookie year and wound up playing in just four games once he had recovered enough to return to the field. Heís started 31 games over the last two seasons and played every snap in 2014 while becoming a cornerstone of the Pittsburgh offensive line, however.

The option doesnít preclude the possibility that the team and DeCastro could work out a longer deal, something that would seem to be a possibility given his importance to the teamís plans up front now in the coming years.

K Train
04-09-2015, 05:08 PM
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