It’s safe to say that veteran offensive lineman David DeCastro isn’t happy about how he’s been released by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
DeCastro, a beginner for the Steelers throughout his career, was released Thursday by the team with a non-football injury designation and immediately replaced by free agent signing Trai Turner. The reasons seemed purely financial, since the Steelers were able to open $ 5.75 million more in space with DeCastro’s exchange for Turner. The non-football injury designation also means that DeCastro will not be paid much of what he was owed as he entered the final season of his current deal, which brought in a $ 14.2 million success.
DeCastro knows it was about money. On Friday, he took a clear hit at the organization by designating non-football bias in the release.