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Steelers Pick Up David DeCastro’s 5th Year Option

The Steelers have exercised the 5th year option of David DeCastro’s contract according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.

This move is pretty much a no brainer. The option gives the team the ability to retain rights to the player, and gives them time to work on a long term deal. For the player, the option amount is guaranteed upon injury.

The guarantee goes into effect March 8 of next year. If the team does not reach a long term deal with DeCastro before then, his 2016 cap number will be $8,070,000. That salary is determined by the average of the third through twenty-fifth highest salaries of offensive linemen.

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