The Steelers are working on extending one of their brightest offensive stars, even if it’s not Antonio Brown.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Steelers have made some progress on a contract extension for guard David DeCastro.
He’s making $8.07 million under the fifth-year option of his rookie deal, but he’s clearly someone they want to keep around after an All-Pro season. The former first-round pick from Stanford has helped stabilize a line that was at one time the thing that held back a potent offense.
And the fact DeCastro has just the one year left is probably the key to any discussions, as they have been hesitant to deal with players with longer times left on their deals.