Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro made his first career appearance in a Pro Bowl Sunday at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, HI and the former first round draft pick out of Stanford wound up playing for the winning team as Team Irvin beat Team Rice 49-27.
While DeCastro didn’t start the game for Team Irvin, he saw quite a bit of playing time at not only right guard, but left guard as well. DeCastro was the lone Steelers representative in the Pro Bowl this year as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown both had to back out because of minor injuries.
With the Pro Bowl now behind him, DeCastro is expected to undergo a cleanup procedure on one of his ankles and that process will likely keep him sidelined a matter of weeks.
At some point between now and the start of training camp, DeCastro is expected to receive a long-term contract extension after having his fifth-year option picked up by the Steelers last offseason. DeCastro is currently scheduled to earn $8.070 million in 2016.
Pro Bowl offensives MVP quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 164 yards and 3 first half touchdowns to help power Team Irvin to the win on Sunday.
Under terms of the CBA, each player on the winning Pro Bowl team receives $58,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $29,000.