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Gilbert can be ignored in all Fantasy leagues unless he finds himself in a starting role, and even then he'd only be a desperation start in a two-QB league.

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2021 194 77
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  • Football Team's Garrett Gilbert: Moves to third on depth chart

    Gilbert is expected to serve as Washington's No. 3 quarterback for the remainder of the season after the Football Team activated Taylor Heinicke (illness) and Kyle Allen (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday and Friday, respectively, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Since Washington signed Gilbert off the Patriots' practice squad last Friday shortly after Heinicke and Allen were placed on the list, Gilbert will at least retain a permanent spot on the 53-man roster, unless the Football Team elects to waive him at some point to add depth at another position. Despite having little time to get up to speed with his new team's playbook, Gilbert acquitted himself well by playing mistake-free football in his spot start Tuesday against the Eagles. He completed 20 of 31 attempts for 194 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Football Team's 27-17 loss.
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  • Football Team's Garrett Gilbert: Set to start Tuesday

    Gilbert will start for Washington in Tuesday's game against Philadelphia after neither Taylor Heinicke (illness) nor Kyle Allen (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Just four days after Washington signed him off New England's practice squad, the 30-year-old Gilbert will pick up his second career NFL start. His first came last season as a member of the Cowboys, with Gilbert completing 21 of 38 attempts for 243 yards, one touchdown and one interception to go with three carries for 28 yards in a 24-19 loss to the Steelers. So long as Washington is able to stay competitive with Philadelphia, expect head coach Ron Rivera to favor a run-heavy game plan headlined by Antonio Gibson, thereby allowing Gilbert to serve as more of a game manager. The Football Team should get at least one of Heinicke or Allen back from the list before its Week 16 game against Dallas, so Gilbert could move into the No. 2 role or off the 53-man roster entirely regardless of how he fares Tuesday.
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  • Football Team's Garrett Gilbert: Trending toward starting Tuesday

    Gilbert appears to be in line to start Tuesday's game against the Eagles, as fellow quarterbacks Taylor Heinicke (illness) and Kyle Allen (illness) both remain in Washington D.C. and don't appear on track to gain clearance from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of the 7 p.m. EST kickoff, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Of the two quarterbacks, Allen is the better bet to get cleared for the Week 15 contest, as he tested positive for the virus last Wednesday, two days before Heinicke. Ultimately, though, the more likely outcome is that neither is reinstated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, though Washington may take it up until the 4 p.m. deadline for roster moves to see if either can clear the necessary protocols. In such a scenario, Allen and/or Heinicke would then have to arrange a private flight to Philadelphia, which provides another potential complication. Though Gilbert was signed off the Patriots' practice squad Friday, he has some familiarity with Washington head coach Ron Rivera's game plans from their time together in Carolina in 2018. Gilbert has only seen action in seven regular-season games since entering the professional ranks in 2014, but that's enough experience to give him the edge on the starting role over Kyle Shurmur, who is expected to be elevated from the practice squad later Monday to serve as Gilbert's backup if Allen and Heinicke are both unavailable.
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  • Football Team's Garrett Gilbert: Game pushed back, may still start

    Gilbert and the Washington Football Team are now scheduled to face the Eagles on Tuesday rather than Sunday. The game has been rescheduled on account of Washington's COVID-19 outbreak, which is the reason Gilbert was signed away from New England's practice squad in the first place. The two extra days give Washington QBs Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen some chance of being activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list before the game, but it's still far from a sure thing, potentially setting up Gilbert for his second NFL start. Gilbert was poached from the Patriots on Friday, but most Washington beat reporters seem to think he'd get the nod over Kyle Shurmur (who has been on Washington's practice squad all season) in the event both Heinicke and Allen can't play Tuesday. There's still a lot that needs to be hammered out here.
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  • Garrett Gilbert: Done in Dallas

    The Cowboys released Gilbert on Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. Gilbert and Ben DiNucci were both cut by Dallas on Tuesday, leaving Cooper Rush as the backup to Dak Prescott (shoulder) for at least the time being. After having suited up for three different teams -- the Cowboys, Browns and Panthers -- over the last three seasons, the veteran journeyman will once again have to search for a new opportunity.
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  • Cowboys' Garrett Gilbert: Error-free effort Sunday

    Gilbert completed nine of 16 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's preseason loss to the Jaguars. It wasn't a great performance by any means, and it came against Jacksonville's second-team defense, but Gilbert did put up better numbers than Cooper Rush, who got the start Sunday, and probably still is the more likely of the duo to open the season as the No. 2 quarterback behind Dak Prescott (shoulder). The Cowboys also could try to find a veteran QB to back up Prescott after rosters are cut down Tuesday, but the front office did miss a chance to acquire Gardner Minshew earlier this week for only a Day 3 draft pick in 2022, which suggests the team isn't willing to give up any kind of real asset to address the position.
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  • Cowboys' Garrett Gilbert: Solid numbers in start

    Gilbert started the Cowboys' 16-3 preseason loss to the Steelers in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game and completed nine of 13 passes for 104 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. He also fumbled once, but it was recovered by the offense. The veteran journeyman opened the game in place of Dak Prescott (shoulder) and quickly led the Cowboys on an 11-play, 37-yard drive in the first quarter that culminated in a field goal. Gilbert subsequently helmed a much more extensive 14-play, 79-yard march during Dallas' next opportunity with the ball, but he took a sack on third down at the Steelers' seven-yard line, nearly losing a fumble in the process and then seeing Hunter Niswander's subsequent field-goal attempt get blocked. Gilbert ceded quarterback duties to Cooper Rush at that point, but he appears to have a clear-cut advantage over the latter for the No. 2 job to start the season.
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  • Cowboys' Garrett Gilbert: Nearly leads Dallas to upset win

    Gilbert completed 21 of 38 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown with one interception in Sunday's 24-19 loss to the Steelers. He also gained 28 rushing yards on three carries. The 29-year-old came into Sunday having attempted only six passes in the NFL since being drafted by the Rams in the sixth round in 2014, but Gilbert put together a surprisingly credible showing in his first career start against one of the league's best defenses. Dallas even went into halftime with the lead before things finally fell apart in the fourth quarter. Gilbert's performance could give coach Mike McCarthy a tough decision in Week 11 coming out of the Cowboys' bye if Andy Dalton (concussion/illness) is healthy enough to play.
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  • Cowboys' Garrett Gilbert: Expected to start Sunday

    Gilbert is expected to start Week 9 against the Steelers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. This seemed to be the plan from the get-go considering Cooper Rush was on the team's practice squad last week with Gilbert acting as the backup to Ben DiNucci. A sixth-round selection by the Rams back in 2014, Gilbert has attempted just six passes in his entire NFL career and could be in a difficult test against the league's best defense in the Steelers.
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  • Cowboys' Garrett Gilbert: Joins Dallas

    Gilbert signed a contract with the Cowboys on Monday, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Gilbert will add depth at quarterback for Dallas following Dak Prescott's gruesome ankle injury in Week 5. He'll have a chance to win the backup job if he can outduel Ben DiNucci.
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  • Browns' Garrett Gilbert: Placed on reserve/COVID list

    The Browns have placed Gilbert on the reserve/COVID-19 list. It's unclear whether Gilbert has tested positive for the illness or if he's simply been exposed to it. He's clearly behind Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum on the depth chart entering camp, so Gilbert's only chance to make the team will likely be if the Browns opt to hold three quarterbacks. However, Gilbert's health is the main concern at this point.
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  • Browns' Garrett Gilbert: Brief fill-in duty

    Gilbert played the final two snaps of the first half Sunday after starter Baker Mayfield left with a hand injury. Gilbert, whose two attempts fell incomplete as the first half ended, was back on the bench for the second half as Mayfield returned. The starter was wearing a wrap on his right hand following the game, and the injury was described as a "contusion" by head coach Freddie Kitchens. Mayfield will be monitored throughout the week as the Browns prepare for Week 14 against the Bengals, but Gilbert would be the next man up if Mayfield is unable to play.
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  • Browns' Garrett Gilbert: Will be Mayfield's backup

    Gilbert will be the Browns' No. 2 quarterback after the team placed Drew Stanton (knee) on injured reserve. Since being selected by the Rams in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Gilbert has played in just one game, completing two of three passes for 40 yards. He had a respectable preseason with the Browns, converting on 61.5 percent of his attempts for 403 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. However, his inexperience in the regular season could drive the Browns to bring in competition for the backup job behind Baker Mayfield.
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  • Panthers' Garrett Gilbert: Dealing with illness

    Gilbert was held out of Monday's practice due to an illness, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. As the third-string signal caller for the Panthers, Gilbert's illness wouldn't normally be anything noteworthy, but his health is of more importance with top backup Derek Anderson also being held out of Monday's session while he was under the weather. The Panthers will keep both quarterbacks away from the team while the two remain contagious, but head coach Ron Rivera is hopeful that at least one of the two will be healthy enough to back up Cam Newton by the time Sunday's game against the Jets arrives.
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  • Panthers' Garrett Gilbert: Promoted to active roster

    Gilbert was promoted to the active roster Monday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports. This seems like an odd signing for Carolina, as they already have three signal callers on the active roster. It's possible the Panthers are hoping to flip him for a mid-to-late round pick given all the injuries to quarterbacks around the league. Regardless, Gilbert still resides far off the fantasy radar.
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  • Garrett Gilbert: Waived by Panthers

    The Panthers waived Gilbert on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports. With Cam Newton back to full health the Panthers have decided to carry just two quarterbacks on their roster into the regular season. Thus, any chance Gilbert had to realistically make it through final cuts was eliminated. If he does not land on the practice squad he will look for a new destination.
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  • Panthers' Garrett Gilbert: Joins Carolina on one-year deal

    Gilbert signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. While they already have three quarterbacks on the roster, the Panthers were likely in need of another arm for training camp with Cam Newton (shoulder) on the shelf for the time being. While Gilbert hasn't thrown a regular-season pass in his career, he could theoretically push Joe Webb for the No. 3 job in advance of the 2017 season opener.
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  • Garrett Gilbert: Signed to Raiders' practice squad

    Gilbert was signed to the Raiders' practice squad on Tuesday. With Derek Carr (leg) and Matt McGloin (shoulder) likely out for Saturday's game against the Texans, Oakland has no current quarterback options behind Connor Cook. Gilbert could be activated as an emergency option in the event Cook gets hurt against Houston.
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  • Lions place CB Chris Owens on IR, release eight players

    The Lions placed cornerback Chris Owens on injured reserve Monday. They also released tight end Deon Butler, quarterback Garrett Gilbert, receiver Vernon Johnson, running back Desmond Martin, defensive tackle Roy Philon, cornerback Jocquel Skinner, cornerback R.J. Stanford and defensive end Erik Williams.
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  • Lions release QB Anthony Boone, claim Garrett Gilbert off waivers

    The Lions released rookie quarterback Anthony Boone and claimed quarterback Garrett Gilbert off waivers on Friday, according to the team's senior writer and insider Tim Twentyman. Boone, an undrafted free agent out of Duke, was brought into camp as the team's fourth quarterback. Gilbert was released by the Patriots on Thursday.
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