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Steelers sign Trai Turner, cut David Decastro

Could the moves give the Giants a new free agency OL target?

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After being considered a target for the New York Giants, free agent right guard Trai Turner signed a deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday.

The former LA Charger and Carolina Panther (who was drafted by Dave Gettleman) is a five-time Pro Bowler who many believed could be a target for a Giants team that lacked a veteran guard after cutting Kevin Zeitler. in a salary cap mve.

However, Turner’s signing marked the end of the nine-year tenure of two-time First Team All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowler David DeCastro, which begs the question: could DeCastro now be a potential target? He is certainly still talented, as his Pro Bowl streak from 2015 continued in 2020 despite an ankle injury that required surgery and ended his season.

However, recent news suggests that the ankle injury (among other things) might mean DeCastro’s career in the NFL has come to an end.

Retirement is also a possibility for the 31-year-old lineman, per Rapoport and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. DeCastro underwent surgery on his ankle before last season and has had issues with it for some time. He was still good enough in 2020 to earn a sixth consecutive Pro Bowl selection. But he’s been contemplating his football future of late while having his ankle evaluated, Garafolo added.

But should DeCastro continue to keep playing in the NFL, would you want to see him on the Giants?