Dulac says the Steelers have not asked DeCastro about an extension in his final season
Updated: Mar 18, 2021
The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to restructure contracts in the 2021 offseason to help them with their cap issues. They're finally cap compliant which is great news but only have around $6.1 million to spend. I would assume they will at least restructure Stephon Tuitt in the near future similar to what they did with Cam Heyward, but what about David DeCastro?
DeCastro is heading into his last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. His cap hit is $14.2 million and his yearly cash would be about $8.7 million according to Spotrac. If the Steelers were to cut him he would have a dead cap hit of $5.5 million.
At this point, I would let David DeCastro play out the rest of his contract and avoid overhauling the current players on contract who play on the offensive line. The Steelers already have enough issues with their offensive line so why should they create more?
Gerry Dulac recently answered a question in regards to creating more space by asking Joe Haden to do a dummy contract. He was also asked about DeCastro's contract too on his recent Steelers chat with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Dulac says he could see the Steelers doing a new two-year deal for Haden, something to ease the cap hit. Gerry does not have any problems with DeCastro's contact. The Steelers have also not asked him about any type of new contract either.