Gilbert was released by the Steelers on Monday. Gilbert was acquired by Pittsburgh in a trade with Cleveland early on in the 2016 season, and the eighth-overall pick from 2014 saw action in 12 regular season games. His role was primarily on special teams, and saw just 11 defensive snaps on the season. Now a free agent, Gilbert is free to sign with any team.
Gilbert (coach's decision) has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Dolphins. Gilbert was originally dealing with a shoulder issue earlier in the week, but he's ultimately been scratched from the Steelers' lineup for the wild card round. Expect Sammie Coates and Fitzgerald Toussaint to perform kick-return duties.
Gilbert (shoulder) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice. It originally appeared like the shoulder injury that Gilbert suffered during last week's regular season-finale could keep him out of Sunday's wild-card matchup, but after practicing fully Wednesday the expectation is that he'll be ready for this week's pivotal playoff game. Gilbert has appeared in 12 games this season for Pittsburgh and will likely function as a depth cornerback throughout the playoffs.
Gilbert injured his left shoulder during the Steelers' regular season finale against the Browns, Nate Ulrich of Ohio.com reports. The details surrounding Gilbert's situation aren't clear. If he can maneuver the offseason setback-free, he should be all ready to go for the start of the 2017 campaign.
Gilbert (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Gilbert suffered an injury in practice last week and was unable to play against the Jets. However, his full participation on Wednesday puts him on a good track to suit up for this weekend's bout with the Dolphins.