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Steelers release cornerback, former 1st-round pick Gilbert |

Steelers release cornerback, former 1st-round pick Gilbert

Leader Times
| Monday, February 6, 2017 5:06 p.m
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Steelers cornerback Justin Gilbert returns the opening kickoff against the Chiefs during AFC divisional playoff game Jan. 15, 2017, in Kansas City.
Steelers defensive back Justin Gilbert plays against the Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.

The Justin Gilbert experiment ended Monday when the Steelers released the cornerback and former first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns.

Gilbert appeared in 12 games for the Steelers this past season, playing mostly on special teams. He was used on the kickoff return unit in the postseason and had three returns for 43 yards.

The Steelers gave up a 2018 sixth-round draft pick to Cleveland for Gilbert before the start of the regular season. Gilbert was drafted eighth overall by the Browns in 2014.

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