The Pittsburgh Steelers have solidified their offensive line for years to come.
According Dan Graziano of ESPN, the Steelers' have signed guard David DeCastro to a five-year contract extension, the team confirmed Thursday. The financial terms were not released but according to Graziano, DeCastro's extension is worth $50 million.
According to Spotrac, at an average of $10 million per year, DeCastro will be the second-highest paid guard in the league alongside Kyle Long of the Chicago Bears.
DeCastro, a first-round pick in 2012, was a first-team All-Pro and went to his first Pro Bowl last season. He’s been incredibly durable since entering the NFL and has missed just one game over the last three seasons. DeCastro has become the anchor of the Steelers' offensive line along with center Maurkice Pouncey and previously picked up his fifth-year option for 2017 in case a deal was not reached.
This is one priority player the team will have for a while.
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