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Pittsburgh Steelers release guard David DeCastro, agree to terms with Trai Turner

The Pittsburgh Steelers declared on Thursday that they launched six-time Pro Bowl guard David DeCastro.

DeCastro was launched with a non-soccer harm designation.

The Steelers afterwards agreed to terms with former Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner on a just one-yr offer, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

DeCastro instructed the Pittsburgh Write-up-Gazette on Thursday that he desires ankle operation.

“I have to get operation on my ankle a 3rd time,” DeCastro instructed the newspaper. “I tried to deal with it last yr but the bone spurs saved coming again. It nagged me quite poor all last yr.”

When questioned by the outlet if he nevertheless needs to enjoy, DeCastro explained, “Gotta see how the operation goes, but I would have no problem contacting it a day and moving on with my existence.”

Participant Pro Bowls
OL David DeCastro 6
DT Aaron Donald 6
LB Bobby Wagner 6
TE Travis Kelce 6
LB Khalil Mack 6
DT Fletcher Cox 6
— Considering the fact that 2015

DeCastro failed to participate in minicamp just lately. When questioned a 7 days ago about DeCastro, mentor Mike Tomlin explained, “If I imagined harm circumstances or reasons why individuals were not collaborating were considerable, I would share them with you.”

DeCastro was in the closing yr of his contract with a $fourteen.2 million cap hit. Releasing him saves the Steelers $8.75 million in cap house. He was the Steelers’ 1st-spherical pick (twenty fourth all round) in the 2012 draft.

“David was without the need of a question just one of the leading offensive linemen throughout his time with us,” Steelers typical supervisor Kevin Colbert explained in a statement. “He served us earn a good deal of soccer games, but it was David’s regularity, trustworthiness and professionalism that stood out a lot more than everything else. We would like him the ideal moving forward in his career.”

DeCastro skipped the 1st two games of 2020 with lingering knee issues but appeared in 13 of Pittsburgh’s closing fourteen games.

With DeCastro’s release, the Steelers will have just one returning starter on the offensive line: Chukwuma Okorafor, who is probably moving from last season’s location on the ideal facet to remaining tackle. Kevin Dotson also begun for DeCastro a couple of instances last season, but he is slated to be the remaining guard.

The Los Angeles Chargers launched Turner in March immediately after 1st trying to trade him. Turner, 28, was limited to nine games last season mainly because of a groin harm, but he explained just lately he was “again at a hundred percent.”

Turner had no certain revenue remaining on a four-yr, $forty five million extension he signed with the Carolina Panthers in 2017. He was traded to the Chargers throughout the 2020 offseason.

Turner was chosen to five Pro Bowls in his 1st six NFL seasons. Decided on in the 3rd spherical of the 2014 draft by Carolina, he has performed in 93 career games with 89 starts off.

ESPN’s Brooke Pryor and The Linked Push contributed to this report.