Tribune-Review reporter Alan Robinson has an interesting tidbit in the bottom bullet of Wednesday's notebook column regarding Steelers right guard David DeCastro.
At this time last year, DeCastro, having missed OTAs and minicamp due to the NFL's infamous graduation rule, was learning life in league. One of the traditions most teams have is making rookies stand up and sing their college's fight song during dinner.
DeCastro is happy he doesn't need to worry about singing anymore.
"I definitely don't (feel like a rookie)" he told Robinson. "It's nice to not have to get up there and sing in the dining hall (like the rookies do) and do stupid stuff like that. You're more comfortable; you don't have to worry about the stuff you've already seen."
At the risk of spreading unfounded speculation, for a singer, DeCastro is probably an outstanding offensive guard. We're going on a limb by suggesting that.
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