Steelers DeCastro Option, Bell’s Appeal, Peters Visit


The 2015 NFL Draft is just a few weeks away and offseason workout programs are starting across the league. While the Steelers get ready to build their big board and head out on the practice fields we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Friday, April 10th.

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Steelers pick up DeCastro’s option

The Steelers have committed to guard David DeCastro by picking up his fifth-year option, as confirmed by NFL Media’s Albert Breer. The decision to pick up his option was literally a no-brainer. Since he returned from a lost rookie season and a troubled sophomore season after he injured Maurkice Pouncey, DeCastro grated out by as the 18th most effective guard in football in 2014.

He’s part of the now stabilized offensive line that had years spent invested with top round draft picks and now with coach Mike Munchak, has realized just how great of a unit they can be by how successful the offensive numbers were last year. Now the two sides have plenty of time to get his second contract done.

Don’t bet on 3 games for Bell

ESPN’s Scott Brown says that Steelers fans need to take a deep breath when reacting to the announcement that Le’Veon Bell will be suspended for the first three games of the 2015 NFL season. Brown states that Bell already had the appeals process set into motion before the NFL announced his suspension.

Brown suggests that the three game suspension was more for grabbing headlines than it was for the actual punishment. And once Bell’s appeals process goes through, it will be decreased to two games.

Marcus Peters Visit

The Steelers are clearly looking to upgrade the defensive backfield in the draft since no action was taken during free agency so as Ray Fittipaldo of the PPG points out, the Steelers hosted former Washington Husky cornerback Marcus Peters for a Pre-Draft visit.

Peters is projected to be a late first-round pick but is also thought of as the most talented corner in the draft. Should he fall to the Steelers at the 22nd pick it would be a great catch but Peters has visited with as many as sixteen other teams so far. He sure does get around. Hopefully he gets around on the field that well. Another potential target for the Steelers at cornerback at the 22nd pick is Wake Forest’s Kevin Johnson.

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