- Dan Graziano reports that DeCastro receives a five-year, $40 million extension from the Steelers.
- According to Ian Rapoport, DeCastro’s entire six-year contract is worth $58.07 million.
- Jason La Canfora adds that the deal includes a $16 million signing bonus.
Yesterday, DeCastro told the Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the two sides are nearing an agreement on an extension, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.
Kaboly mentioned that the Bears may have set the market for Pro Bowl guards when they locked up Kyle Long to a four-year, $40 million extension, which included $30 million guaranteed.
DeCastro, 26, had one year remaining on his four-year, $7.813 million rookie contract that included a $4.122 million signing bonus when the Steelers picked up his fifth-year option.
The fifth-year option tender will pay him DeCastro $8.07 million in 2016 before he tests the open market as an unrestricted free agent next March. It’s worth mentioning that this option is guaranteed for injury only and won’t prevent the Steelers from working out a long-term extension.
In 2015, DeCastro appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 15 guard out of 81 qualifying players.