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Report: Steelers, G David DeCastro Agree To 5-Year, $50 Million Contract Extension

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.

Developing story.

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