Gilbert was suspended for the entire 2017 season on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The former first-rounder was originally suspended for the first four games of the season, but he'll now be sidelined for the entire year. That doesn't bode well for Gilbert's chances of finding a new NFL home, as the cornerback was released by the Steelers this offseason. In all likelihood, if Gilbert does get another opportunity on an NFL roster, it probably won't come until next season.
Gilbert has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season, Courtney Fallon of NFL Network reports.
Things continue to spiral for the former first-rounder, who was released by the Steelers early in the offseason. Now that he has an impending four-game suspension, Gilbert may have a harder time finding a team this summer than was already expected.
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. However, his role was primarily on special teams, as he saw just 11 defensive snaps on the season. Now a free agent, Gilbert is free to sign with any team.
Gilbert was originally dealing with a shoulder issue earlier in the week and he's ultimately been scratched from the
It originally appeared like Gilbert's shoulder injury from 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 likely will function as a depth cornerback throughout the playoffs.
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|P4||8/31/17||@ CAR||7:30 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ KC||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ DET||8:30 pm|
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|13||12/4/17||@ CIN||8:30 pm|
|16||12/25/17||@ HOU||4:30 pm|