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June 20, 2017 06:24 PM
Justin Gilbert: Suspended for year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gilbert was suspended for the entire 2017 season on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The 2014 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.

May 25, 2017 08:32 PM
Justin Gilbert: Given four-game suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 6, 2017 06:25 PM
Justin Gilbert: Released by Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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. 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.

January 8, 2017 03:45 PM
Steelers' Justin Gilbert: Out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 and 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.

January 4, 2017 06:15 PM
Steelers' Justin Gilbert: Practices in full Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gilbert (shoulder) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice.

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.

January 1, 2017 10:10 PM
Steelers' Justin Gilbert: Injures shoulder in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 12, 2016 06:10 PM
Steelers' Justin Gilbert: Practices without limitation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 7, 2016 09:50 PM
Steelers' Justin Gilbert: Unavailable for Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gilbert (knee) will not play on Sunday.

Gilbert was carted off the practice field Wednesday, but the injury is apparently not as severe as it originally seemed, according to multiple reports. Therefore, it appears the Steelers are simply being cautious with the former first-rounder .

October 6, 2016 11:52 AM
Steelers' Justin Gilbert: Knee injury not serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gilbert's knee injury that he suffered in practice Wednesday is not believed to be serious, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

Given that Gilbert was still carted off the practice field Wednesday, there's a decent chance the reserve defensive back is held out for at least one contest, though his prospects on that front could look up with a return to full practice participation by the end of the week.

September 3, 2016 07:18 PM
Steelers' Justin Gilbert: Dealt to Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns traded Gilbert (concussion) to the Browns on Saturday in exchange for a 2018 sixth-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The revolving door in the front office, coaching staff, and roster itself didn't help Gilbert's cause, but the 2014 first-round selection didn't come close to fulfilling his potential. With the move to a divisional rival, he'll have two opportunities per season to prove his former employers wrong.

September 1, 2016 09:14 PM
Browns' Justin Gilbert: Not playing on Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gilbert (concussion) won't play in the Browns' preseason matchup with the Bears, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

Gilbert suffered the concussion during last Friday's preseason tilt against Tampa Bay. He's not expected to miss the team's regular season opener at this point. Tracy Howard and Charles Gaines figure to see some extra time with Gilbert sidelined.

August 30, 2016 04:22 PM
Browns' Justin Gilbert: Doesn't practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gilbert (concussion) sat out Tuesday's practice, Nate Urlich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports

Gilbert suffered a concussion during the team's third preseason game on Aug. 27 and has yet to clear concussion protocol. He finds himself behind Joe Haden on the depth chart, and unless the former Pro Bowler goes down with an injury, that's highly unlikely to change. The 2014 first-round pick has struggled to live up to his draft hype so far in his young career, registering just 35 total tackles and one interception in 23 games.

September 27, 2015 12:50 PM
Browns CB Justin Gilbert active for first time in 2015
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 25, 2015 05:20 PM
Browns CB Justin Gilbert questionable for Week 3 vs. Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Dan Labbe of the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports.

Gilbert wasn't listed on the team's pre-practice injury report Wednesday, but he's now been limited in back-to-back practices, prompting some speculation that the 2014 first-round pick could miss his third consecutive game. If he does miss this week's contest against the Raiders, Pierre Desir could see some additional snaps in the secondary.

September 25, 2015 12:50 PM
Browns CB Justin Gilbert works early in practice Friday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

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.

September 24, 2015 04:00 PM
Report: Browns CB Justin Gilbert sustains injury Thursday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

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.

September 23, 2015 12:50 PM
Browns remove CB Justin Gilbert from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 18, 2015 06:10 PM
Browns CB Justin Gilbert (hip) is questionable for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 12, 2015 01:20 AM
Browns CB Justin Gilbert drives car into ditch, but unhurt
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Browns second-year cornerback Justin Gilbert was involved in a road rage incident Friday, per the Northeast Ohio Media Group. He was not hurt.

Gilbert drove his car into a drainage ditch while trying to elude a car that had been trailing his Dodge Challenger, according to a police officer.

The defensive back has been a tremendous disappointment for the Browns since he was selected with their first pick in the 2014 draft. He remains low on their depth chart.

August 19, 2015 09:21 AM
Browns CB Justin Gilbert dealing with hip injury
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert sustained a hip flexor injury during Tuesday's practice, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/202
Birthdate:
11/07/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
The Woodlands, TX, USA
School:
Oklahoma State
NFL Experience:
3
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