As was mentioned elsewhere, six time Pro Bowl guard David DeCastro was unexpectedly released. Supposedly he has a bad ankle but he only missed five games the past three seasons after missing none the four seasons before that. If I pick up any local knowledge that sheds more light I'll post it. DeCastro wasn't quite as good as Alan Faneca, another perennial Pro Bowler at guard for the Steelers who finally made the Hall of Fame this past year, but he was only a notch below. He was far and away the best starter on their offensive line until slipping some last season and it's a shock to see him unceremoniously released like this unless he's about to announce his retirement, and even if that's the case he should have been afforded the respect to go out on his own terms.