It’s finally done.
According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Steelers have reached an agreement on a contract extension with guard David DeCastro.
DeCastro, who was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Stanford, was set to enter the final year of his rookie contract prior to Thursday’s news.
According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, DeCastro and the Steelers have agreed to a five-year, $50 million contract extension.
After having his fifth-year option picked up last year, DeCastro was scheduled to earn $8.07 million in 2016.
During his first four years in the NFL, DeCastro has started 50 games at right guard for the Steelers. Last season he earned his first Pro Bowl selection and a first-team Associated Press All-Pro.
On the surface, it appears as though DeCastro’s extension is very similar to the one that guard Kyle Long signed recently with the Chicago Bears. The NFL Network reported Saturday that Long’s four-year extension includes $30 million guaranteed and $40 million overall.
According to Ian Rapport of the NFL Network, DeCastro’s new, 6-year deal is worth $58.07 million.
According to Jason La Canfora, Decastro’s deal with the Steelers includes a $16 million signing bonus.
Steelers reach agreement on six-year contract extension w G David DeCastro, per team source.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) September 8, 2016
Source says Steelers and OL David DeCastro have agreed to a five-year, $50 million extension. https://t.co/2DNk0vqM2W
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) September 8, 2016
#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
David Decastro's deal with the Steelers includes new years and a $16M sign bonus (was already signed thru '16). Total compensation is $58M
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 8, 2016
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 8, 2016