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The Steelers are close to deciding on valuable starter's future.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers know that without Ben Rooethlisberger their chances of competing for a Super Bowl title go right down the drain. Which is why they are closing in on locking up one of the reasons h remains healthy.

According to ESPN's Dan Graziano, the Steelers are closing in on a contract extension with guard David DeCastro.

DeCastro is entering the final year of a contract that pays him $8.07 million this year. He is the sixth-highest paid player on the Steelers, and he has the third-highest cap hit among NFL guards. DeCastro was set to be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

The 26-year-old starts on the right side of a veteran line that protects quarterback Roethlisberger.

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