Gilbert is expected to get most of the first-team reps in training camp while Dak Prescott (shoulder) is sidelined, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Ben DiNucci and Cooper Rush will also spot in, but Gilbert is the favorite to win the No. 2 job and will get a long look from the coaching staff as a result. There's no timetable yet for when Prescott might get back into action, but the Cowboys don't seem worried about his Week 1 availability. If that changes, the front office might also change its mind on whether Gilbert -- who has only one career NFL start under his belt -- is enough of an insurance policy and bring in veteran competition for QB reps.
Gilbert completed 21 of 38 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown with one interception in his only appearance of 2020.
The 29-year-old made his first career NFL start in Week 9 as the Cowboys' fourth quarterback of the season, after Dak Prescott had undergone ankle surgery, Andy Dalton had been sidelined with a concussion, and rookie Ben DiNucci had flopped. Gilbert acquitted himself reasonably well against a tough Steelers team that was undefeated at the time, and once Dalton returned to action Gilbert held onto the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, although he didn't see any further action. He has one more year remaining on his current contract while Dalton is a free agent, so assuming Prescott is back in 2021, Gilbert could remain the backup for the Cowboys if they don't bring in a more experienced option again.
Gilbert is likely to serve as Dallas' backup quarterback Sunday in Minnesota with top signal-caller Andy Dalton expected to start after being activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
After being knocked out of the Cowboys' Week 7 loss to Washington with a concussion, Dalton tested positive for the coronavirus shortly thereafter and proceeded to miss Dallas' two games before a Week 10 bye. With Ben DiNucci languishing in a starting role Week 8 in Philadelphia, Gilbert earned the chance to make his first NFL start Week 9 against the Steelers and proved to be a competent game manager in the loss, completing 21 of 38 attempts for 243 yards, a touchdown and an interception while scrambling three times for 28 yards. Now that he's healthy again, Dalton's larger body of experience at the NFL level should keep him atop the depth chart, but Gilbert seemingly has at least solidified himself as the Cowboys' No. 2 option ahead of DiNucci.
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.
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.
Gilbert and Cooper Rush will split reps this week to determine who will be the Cowboys' starting quarterback Sunday against the Steelers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Following Andy Dalton's (concussion) positive COVID-19 diagnosis, the Cowboys could have stayed the course with Ben DiNucci, but it appears his opportunities will be limited to one very subpar performance this past Sunday at Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Gilbert is the other healthy QB on the active roster, and Rush is on the practice squad. If Gilbert gets the call this weekend, it'll mark his seventh appearance as a pro. In the first six, he completed only two of six passes for 40 yards and had three rushes for minus-3 yards.
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.
Gilbert signed with the Browns' practice squad Sunday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Gilbert entered the league in 2014 but only has six career games under his belt with five of them coming in 2019. Nevertheless, he'll be the No. 3 QB for Cleveland and can be activated if either Baker Mayfield or Case Keenum are unavailable.
Gilbert was cut Saturday by the Browns, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Gilbert spent a portion of training camp on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but it never seemed feasible the 2014 sixth-round pick to make the final 53-man roster. It's possible Gilbert could return to the team's practice squad, although with a bevy of other intriguing QB options hitting the available market, Cleveland might simply be ready to invest in a younger No. 3 option at the position.
The Browns activated Gilbert (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.
Gilbert only spent a handful of days on the reserve list before gaining clearance to return. With Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum firmly entrenched as Cleveland's top quarterbacks, Gilbert will work to impress as a No. 3 option during training camp.
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.
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.
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.
Gilbert completed 13 of his 24 pass attempts for 117 yards and one touchdown during Thursday's preseason game against the Lions. He also rushed once for 11 yards.
Working with the "starting" unit, Gilbert completed just over half his passes and generated very little on the first four drives. However, he then led the offense to a field goal before orchestrating a 80-yard touchdown drive which concluded with a seven-yard pass for Doontrell Hilliard for the score. Most notably, Gilbert gained more yardage than David Blough, who also threw two interceptions on the night. It remains to be seen how the quarterback depth chart shapes up, but Gilbert has certainly helped his case with some promising preseason efforts.
Gilbert completed 13 of 19 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns during Saturday's 21-18 preseason win over the Colts.
Gilbert earned the start with Baker Mayfield resting and didn't disappoint as he averaged 7.9 yards per attempt and posted a rating of 127.3. He threw a four-yard touchdown pass to Jaelen Strong in the first quarter and later added a six-yard strike to D'Ernest Johnson in the second. Gilbert should take a back seat to Mayfield -- and potentially Drew Stanton -- in Friday's matchup with the Buccaneers, but he's surely generated some momentum in his push for the No. 2 quarterback job.
Gilbert will draw the start at quarterback in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts with Baker Mayfield (rest) sticking to the sideline, May Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
As Gilbert continues to compete with Drew Stanton for the backup role at quarterback, the Browns have elected to rest several of their key offensive contributors, including Mayfield, running back Nick Chubb and wide receiver Odell Beckham (hip).
Gilbert will sign a contract with the Browns on Friday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Gilbert showcased himself well in the AAF before it collapsed, as he led the league with 2,152 passing yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions through eight games. The 27-year-old should be in competition with Drew Stanton for the backup job behind starter Baker Mayfield.
Gilbert leads the AAF with 1,357 passing yards, eight touchdowns and zero interceptions through five games with the Orlando Apollos.
We've reached the halfway point of the AAF season and thus far Gilbert has arguably been the most impressive player out there. It doesn't hurt that he, comparatively, looks much better than other high-profile quarterbacks like Zach Mettenberger and Christian Hackenberg. It'll be interesting to watch whether Gilbert can continue this high level of play down the stretch. If he can, it'll be a surprise if Gilbert isn't in an NFL training camp this summer.
Gilbert was waived by the Panthers on Monday.
Gilbert lost the backup QB job in preseason but rejoined the Panthers ahead of Sunday's season finale, and was forced into action after Kyle Allen (shoulder) exited the game. With its season now over, Carolina decided it didn't need a fourth quarterback with Allen, Cam Newton (shoulder) and Taylor Heinicke (elbow) already on the roster.
Gilbert completed two of three passes for 40 yards during Sunday's 33-14 win over New Orleans.
Gilbert came into the game in the fourth quarter after rookie Kyle Allen was knocked out with a shoulder injury. He promptly lofted a pass to rookie Ian Thomas in the flat for a 31-yards catch-and-run. Gilbert just re-signed with Carolina a few days ago after an injury to No. 2 quarterback Taylor Heinicke (elbow). Sunday's spot performance likely doesn't mean much in the grand scheme of things, particularly with how well Allen played against a resting Saints squad, but does mark a nice return to the Panthers for the second-year passer out of SMU.
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