Training camp is right around the corner for the Pittsburgh Steelers and they will be entering it with their entire draft class signed.
Thanks to the new CBA and rookie pay scale, it’s not as likely to see as many rookie hold-outs as we’ve seen in previous years, but it’s always nice when you come to terms with your No. 1 pick and that’s exactly what the Steelers and guard David DeCastro did on Monday.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported DeCastro received a four-year deal with a fifth-year option. The Stanford tackle, selected No. 24 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, missed the Steelers’ OTAs because of the university’s “quarter” system.
#steelers get 4-year deal done with top pick DeCastro, plus 5th option
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) July 23, 2012
DeCastro is an fierce competitor who will add some attitude to Pittsburgh’s line.
He gave up only one sack during his entire college career and should move right into the Steelers’ starting lineup.