PFT: DeCastro Walking Around Without a Limp

As your watching NFL games today just to pass the time, there’s news that should make you smile about Steelers first-round pick David DeCastro, who has been out since going down with an injury in Buffalo in the preseason.

The following tidbit comes from Pro Football Talk:

As if the sideline-level scouting report on WVU quarterback Geno Smith wasn’t enough to justify the write off, there was another nugget more closely related to the NFL that could make the entire day in Morgantown land in the deduction column on the 1040.

After the game, I spotted Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who was attending the game with his father, Oliver, the WVU Athletics Director. Andrew’s current team is on a bye, and with him was his former Stanford teammate, Steelers guard David DeCastro, whose pro team also is off this weekend.

DeCastro injured his knee badly during the preseason. Eventually, the Steelers placed him on injured reserve with the “designated for return” designation.

Five weeks removed from the injury, DeCastro was walking briskly without a limp as he and Luck left the stadium. Though it’s hardly evidence that he’ll be ready to go any time soon, with DeCastro able to return to play eight weeks after placement on IR (which happened nearly four weeks ago), he’s looking in street clothes like a guy who was never even injured.

How much better could this Steelers team be if they get DeCastro, James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Rashard Mendenhall all back in a few weeks?

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Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

 

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2 Comments

  • Dave B.

    David DeCastro will be a huge upgrade when he returns . This kid was really rounding into form when he got hurt in the third preseason game . With him coming back in a couple weeks and Mendenhall returning the running game should start to click . Hopefully .

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