DeCastro pulls out of Pro Bowl citing injury


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David DeCastro -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

It turns out the Steelers won't have three offensive linemen playing in the Pro Bowl.

Guard David DeCastro, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, has pulled out of the game because of an undisclosed injury. He will be replaced by Cleveland's Joel Bitonio.

DeCastro, who turns 29 Friday, suffered a broken bone in his hand in a season-opening tie at Cleveland and missed two games because of the injury, but played in the Steelers' final 13 games.

Without DeCastro at the game, the Steelers will be represented by running back James Conner, receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, center Maurkice Pouncey, left tackle Alejandro Villanueva and defensive lineman Cameron Heyward. Smith-Schuster is replacing teammate Antonio Brown, who pulled out of the game earlier this week, citing an injury.

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