The Steelers remain in talks with free agent guard Trai Turner after his visit to the team last week and Thursday’s release of starter David DeCastro, according to a report by NFL Network.
Turner visited the Steelers last Friday, and talks remain in progress, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
A potential David DeCastro replacement could be on the way: Source said the #Steelers are having talks with free agent G Trai Turner. No deal yet. But he did visit recently and proclaimed himself 100% healthy.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 24, 2021
The Steelers have a significant amount of salary cap free with DeCastro’s release, which saved them over $8 million against their 2021 cap.
Turner made $8.8 million in salary and bonuses while playing for the Los Angeles Chargers in 2020. The 28-year-old former third-round draft pick and five-time pro Bowler was released by the Chargers in a cap-related move this spring.