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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|P1||8/12/16||@ GB||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/26/16||@ TB||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|10||11/10/16||@ BAL||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 13|
|15||12/18/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
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