Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert (hamstring) is active for the first time this season Sunday against the Raiders. With K'Waun Williams on the shelf due to a concussion, Gilbert will take the field to provide the team with depth in the secondary. He has a seemingly good chance of seeing a noteworthy amount of snaps, especially in dime packages and other passing situations.
Browns embattled cornerback Justin Gilbert participated in the portion of Friday practice open to the media, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Gilbert seemed to be on the verge of making his 2015 debut in Week 3 against Oakland after coaches praised him for his recent progress. But he strained his hamstring in practice Thursday and sat out the rest of the session. It remains to be seen if he's still cleared to play against the Raiders.
Underachieving Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert sustained an apparent hamstring or thigh injury in practice Thursday just as coaches began to compliment him for his recent progress, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Gilbert came up limping early in the session and had his upper right leg wrapped. He spent the rest of the portion open to the media standing on the sideline. Coaches had indicated that Gilbert, who has struggled on and off the field since being taken in the first round of the 2014 draft, might have been in line for some rare playing time in Week 3 against Oakland. It remains to be seen if the latest development precludes him from participating.
Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert (hip) is no longer listed on the Browns' pre-practice injury report, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Gilbert has missed the first two weeks of the season with a hip flexor, but it appears as if the 2014 first-round pick should be healthy enough to practice this week. Even if Gilbert plays Sunday, he's still firmly behind Joe Haden and Tramon Williams on the depth chart, making him merely depth in the Cleveland secondary.
Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. After a rookie season in which Gilbert recorded just 29 tackles and a pick in 14 games, a wait-and-see approach remains in order here for those considering Gilbert in IDP formats.