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Steelers Begin Contract Talk With All-Pro Offensive Lineman David DeCastro

The Steelers have begun contract talk with their All-Pro offensive lineman, David DeCastro. 

The 26-year-old offensive guard, taken by Pittsburgh with the No. 24 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, in on the fifth-year of his rookie deal. He's set to make $8 million this season. 

DeCastro, per ESPN, is likely to receive a contract worth close to $60 million over five years. Oakland Raiders' offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele received a 5 year, $58.5 million deal and DeCastro's deal should be similar to that. 

The former Stanford Cardinal spoke about his contract to Steelers Nation Radio

"We’ll see how it goes," DeCastro said. "That’s why you have the agent, you let them do their thing and you go from there. I’ve got a year left and I’m going to make that the best year possible.

"You get updates but it’s one of those things I’m not really worried about. You think about it, obviously, but I’ve got a year left and I want that year to be the best as possible, that’s all I’m really working on.”

DeCastro has been an important member of the Steelers' offense since he was drafted in 2012. He became a starter in 2013 and has started every game for the past two seasons. 

Pittsburgh obviously needs to keep its quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, healthy, and DeCastro is a key facet in that happening. 

The Washington native was a first-team All-Pro and a first-time Pro Bowler in 2015. 

Pittsburgh is currently in minicamp.