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    After experiencing homelessness, Najee Harris becomes an advocate

    Steelers rookie running back Najee Harris was homeless for much of his childhood, and now he’s using his platform to advocate for children in the same situation. Harris met with California Governor Gavin Newsom recently and spoke about homeless services in his home state. “I am not a...
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    David DeCastro has a very pragmatic viewpoint of why he was released

    Getty Images The Steelers released veteran guard David DeCastro this week, due to a chronic ankle problem. The team surprisingly described the situation as a non-football injury. Jim Colony of 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh asked DeCastro about the NFI designation. Said DeCastro: “The owners are...
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    David DeCastro’s ankle gives the Steelers another possible injury-report problem

    Getty Images In 2019, the sudden implosion of Ben Roethlisberger‘s elbow got the Steelers and coach Mike Tomlin in hot water for not disclosing that Roethlisberger had an elbow injury. In 2021, the Steelers could be facing another injury-reporting problem. Guard David DeCastro, released this...
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    Zach Banner: I was really hoping for at least one more year with David DeCastro

    Getty Images The release of right guard David DeCastro on Thursday leaves the Steelers without four starting offensive linemen from last season and it leaves right tackle Zach Banner without a player he was looking forward to playing alongside in 2021. Banner was a guest on SiriusXM NFL Radio...
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    David DeCastro on his future: A lot of variables; a lot of questions

    Getty Images David DeCastro is only 31. He has missed only seven games the past eight seasons, making six Pro Bowls in that time. But after the Steelers released DeCastro on Thursday, the offensive guard sounds as if he’s leaning toward retirement. DeCastro needs surgery for bone spurs on his...
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    Steelers to pay Trai Turner $3 million

    Getty Images The Steelers are getting guard Trai Turner for a lot less money than he’s accustomed to making. Turner signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Steelers, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. After signing a lucrative contract with the Panthers in 2017, Turner made $35...
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    Steelers sign Trai Turner

    Getty Images It didn’t take the Steelers long to find a replacement for David DeCastro. Just hours after releasing DeCastro with a non-football injury designation, the Steelers signed Trai Turner. Turner’s agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the move. Turner visited the Steelers last week. The...
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    David DeCastro says bone spurs in ankle were constant issue last year, needs surgery

    Getty Images Former Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro said he dealt with bone spurs in his ankle all last season that will need surgery to correct. Via Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, DeCastro said Thursday that the ankle issues were an ongoing problem for him all of last...
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    Steelers release David DeCastro with NFI designation

    Getty Images The Steelers have moved on from guard David DeCastro. They’ve done so in a way that prevents him from realizing any additional benefits from the team, if his ankle problem prevents him from playing this year. According to the league’s official transaction report, DeCastro was...
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    Steelers release David DeCastro

    Getty Images The Steelers offensive line lost center Maurkice Pouncey to retirement and two other starters to free agency early in the offseason and the changes will not stop there. The team announced the release of longtime right guard David DeCastro on Thursday. He was set to make $8.75...
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    Report: More than 85 percent of Steelers players are fully vaccinated

    Getty Images Players on the Steelers are leading the way in doing what everyone should do, and getting the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 85 percent of players on the Steelers are fully vaccinated, according to Ed Bouchette of TheAthletic.com. That would mean the Steelers join the Dolphins and...
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    Report: Steelers in talks with Trai Turner

    Getty Images The Steelers released right guard David DeCastro on Thursday, and DeCastro reportedly is evaluating his future. It explains why the Steelers had veteran guard Trai Turner in for a visit last week. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the Steelers are in talks with Turner’s...
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    Report: David DeCastro having ankle issues, evaluating NFL future

    Getty Images Thursday afternoon brought word that the Steelers have released right guard David DeCastro after a nine-year run as a fixture on their offensive line. DeCastro was in attendance at minicamp this month, but did not participate in drills or talk to the media about the reason he...
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    Steelers can’t get approval to return to Latrobe for training camp

    Getty Images The Steelers wanted to return to St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania for training camp this year. The NFL decided not to allow it. The Steelers have announced that their plan for “safely hosting training camp on campus with fans” was not approved by the league, given the...
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    Free agent Trai Turner feels 100 percent, looking for best spot to win

    Getty Images Guard Trai Turner‘s run of Pro Bowl appearances was snapped at five last year when he was limited to nine games with the Chargers due to a groin injury and he’s yet to find a place to play this season. Turner was released by the Chargers in March in a move that cleared more than...
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