On Monday the Steelers released the former 1st round pick Justin Gilbert to no one’s surprise. Gilbert was traded during the preseason in an exchange that gave the Browns a 2018 6th round draft pick. Throughout the 2016 season Gilbert was mostly on special teams and didn’t really see any defensive snaps.
In Pittsburgh he appeared in 12 games. His release doesn’t impact much especially since DeMarcus Ayers might be the return man next season. Gilbert was drafted 8th overall in 2014 by the Cleveland Browns