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.
The Panthers signed Gilbert to a contract Wednesday, Max Henson of the team's official site reports.
Gilbert lost out on the Panthers' backup job to Taylor Heinicke at the conclusion of the preseason but will now take his spot on the 53-man roster after Heinicke was moved to injured reserve due to an elbow issue. With Cam Newton (shoulder) still on the roster but not expected to be available for the season finale Sunday against the Saints, Gilbert is in line to serve as the understudy to Kyle Allen, who was promoted from Carolina's practice squad a week earlier.
The Panthers waived Gilbert on Saturday, Bill Voth of the team's official site reports.
Taylor Heinicke beat out Gilbert for the backup quarterback job. Gilbert entered the league in 2014 but hasn't suited up for a game yet. If he clears waivers, he could be a practice squad candidate.
Gilbert and Taylor Heinicke are neck-and-neck in competition for the Panthers' No. 2 quarterback job, the team's official site reports.
Gilbert played before Heinicke in Carolina's opening exhibition outing, but the timing of their introductions was switched for Friday's game versus the Dolphins. After watching Heinicke lead the team to one touchdown while throwing an interception during his five-series stint, Gilbert engineered a six-play, 61-yard scoring drive on his lone possession before taking a knee to end the game on the only play of his second. Overall, he's completed 10 of 17 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown so far this preseason, keeping him right in the race to be named Cam Newton's understudy for the regular season.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera suggest Gilbert is the early leader for the No. 2 quarterback job, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.
The Panthers could still choose to re-sign long-time backup Derek Anderson, who doesn't seem to be drawing much interest as a free agent. If not, Gilbert will compete with Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen for the No. 2 job, with none of the three offering any significant NFL experience. Gilbert was selected by the Rams in the sixth round of the 2014 draft and has yet to attempt a pass in a regular-season game. Heinicke entered the league as an undrafted rookie in 2015, and Allen did the same this year. It would make sense for Carolina to seek an upgrade, considering Cam Newton has dealt with far more injuries than his career total of three missed games might seem to suggest.
Gilbert (illness) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Gilbert and No. 2 quarterback Derek Anderson both dealt with illnesses earlier in the week, but neither was limited at Wednesday's practice. Both should be options for Sunday's game against the Jets, but Gilbert will likely be a healthy inactive for the contest.
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.
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.
Gilbert signed with the Panthers' practice squad. The decision
Garrett signed a one-year deal with Carolina back in March before being waived this past weekend as part of the team's final roster cuts. The team elected to pick up rookie Brad Kaaya to serve as their No. 3 quarterback instead.
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.
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.
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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