Some might say it was just a matter of time until the Pittsburgh Steelers signed David DeCastro to a new contract. Those who thought that were right, as the team has signed DeCastro to a new 6-year contract.
Steelers announce signing of G David DeCastro to new 6-year deal.— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) September 8, 2016
Time was certainly running out on DeCastro and the Steelers to ink a new deal, considering the team doesn't negotiate contracts with anyone once the regular season has begun.
The Steelers didn't release the financial terms of the deal yet, but rumors are swirling the lineman could be earning near $10 million dollars a year. The signing of DeCastro keeps the Steelers offensive line in tact for at least another three seasons as Maurkice Pouncey, Marcus Gilbert and Ramon Foster are also all locked up for at least the next three years. To do this with several first and second round picks hasn't been easy, or cheap.
"With David DeCastro's new deal, the Steelers have signed offensive linemen to contracts worth up to $134 million (DeCastro $50M, Maurkice Pouncey $44 M, Marcus Gilbert $30M, Ramon Foster $9.6 M, Alejandro Villanueva still on league minimum at $525,000)."
DeCastro is entering the 5th year option of his rookie contract, and his new contract will keep him in the Steel City until the 2021 season. A very wise decision for the franchise as they look to add to their trophy collection in 2016 and beyond.
Stay tuned to BTSC for more information regarding the financial terms of the contract as they are released.
UPDATE: Reports are stating DeCastro's contract is worth $58 million dollars, and a $16 million dollar signing bonus.
#Steelers G David DeCastro’s new, 6-year deal is worth $58.07M, source said. So, $10M per year in new money tacked on to 2016.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 8, 2016