The Steelers have restructured the contract of starting right guard David DeCastro, freeing up $3.85 million in salary cap space for the 2020 season, according to a report by Field Yates of ESPN.
DeCastro, 30 is entering the fifth year of a six-year contract that he signed back in 2015. He had been set to earn $8.75 million in cash this season, but count for $13.65 million against the team’s salary cap. DeCastro had already previously restructured his contract once, in 2018.
The savings from DeCastro’s restructuring will give the Steelers over $8 million in salary cap space entering the 2020 season, before they add their final two contracts to the 51-man offseason roster.
DeCastro’s status for the team’s Week 1 Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants is up in the air. He did not practice this week after leaving the team’s scrimmage last Friday early with an injury.