David DeCastro Now Boxed In After Lions Sign Riley Reiff

The Detroit Lions have announced this morning that they have come to terms with tackle Riley Reiff, their first round draft pick, so that now means that the Pittsburgh Steelers should be coming to terms with David DeCastro at any time now.

Last week DeCastro was boxed in from behind when the New England Patriots came to terms with Dont\’a Hightower, the 25th overall pick in the draft, on a four-year deal that did not include any of the fourth year guaranteed according to reports. The deal signed by Reiff today is expected to total out at $7.993 million and not to have included any of the fourth and final year as guaranteed.

With the deal of Hightower totaling out at $7.7 million, with nearly $6.3 million fully guaranteed, you can easily see how DeCastro is now slotted in and more importantly will not receive and of the fourth year guaranteed. A deal with him should be announced either later today or Tuesday and it is safe to say that the Steelers will have their first overall draft pick in Latrobe on Wednesday when they begin training camp.

  • John Hinton

    Thanks Dave…all signs definitely point toward having our new #66 in camp on Day 1.

  • I think it’d be dumb to not try to give him a guaranteed 4th year. By then DeCastro will be grossly underpaid under a rookie contract and will be a bargain to have for that extra year before his big payday

  • SteelersDepot

    They hold his option for fifth year as well. He is under contract and not going anywhere. What if he suffers a career ending injury in year one? You have to look at both sides of the coin here.