Pittsburgh Steelers release guard David DeCastro

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Thursday that they released six-time Pro Bowler David DeCastro.

DeCastro was released due to a non-football related injury. He said that he needs ankle surgery.

“I have to get surgery on my ankle a third time,” DeCastro said. “I tried to fix it last year but the bone spurs kept coming back. It nagged me pretty bad all last year.

“Gotta see how the surgery goes, but I’d have no problem calling it a day and moving on with my life,” DeCastro answered when asked whether he still wants to play after the surgery.

“David was without a doubt one of the premier offensive linemen during his time with us,” said Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert in a statement.

DeCastro missed the first two games of the 2020 season due to knee issues. He, however, was featured in 13 of Pittsburgh’s last 14 games.

 
David DeCastro

 

David William DeCastro is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He formerly played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League . (wikipedia)

 
 
Pittsburgh Steelers

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh. (wikipedia)

 
 
Maurkice Pouncey

 

LaShawn Maurkice Pouncey is a former American football center who played 11 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League . He played college football at Florida, (wikipedia)

 
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