Updated: Jun 23
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According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, five-time Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner wrapped up a visit today with the Steelers.
The news comes as somewhat of a surprise, but as Brooke Pryor of ESPN pointed out, David DeCastro didn’t participate in minicamp due to an undisclosed injury. Perhaps it's something more than what the Steelers originally thought.
DeCastro dealt with a knee and abdominal injury last season, so he could have had surgery this offseason or it could have been a separate injury while training.
Tomlin didn't reveal much, however, when he was asked on Tuesday by the media why DeCastro wasn't practicing.
"Again, if I thought injury circumstances or reasons why people were not participating were significant, I would share them with you," Tomlin said via Mark Kaboly of The Athletic.
Turner is just 28 and was a third-round pick by the Panthers in 2014. Turner has 89 career starts under his belt and made the Pro Bowl every season from 2015-2019.
In March of 2020, the Panthers traded Turner to the Chargers in exchange for Russell Okung. Turner was released by the Chargers after one season on March 12, 2021, having started nine games at right guard and missed seven games, including six as a result of a groin injury.
At the very least, Turner would provide great depth at guard behind DeCastro and Kevin Dotson. It should be interesting to see how this unfolds.