It didn’t take the Browns rivals the Steelers all that long to realize that former first-round pick Justin Gilbert is simply not NFL material, as it took them just a season to decide he wasn’t worth a roster spot, releasing him today.
Wow. #Steelers release CB Justin Gilbert. Remember: the Browns made him the 8th overall pick less than three years ago.
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) February 6, 2017
Gilbert didn’t do all that much for the Steelers after the Browns traded him to Pittsburgh in a rare inter-divisional move in early September.
He returned some kicks in the postseason for Pittsburgh, but didn’t do much in terms of their defense and most of the season ended up on the inactive list.
He joins fellow former Browns first-round pick Johnny Manziel as two players drafted in the first round for the Browns now out of the NFL after just three seasons.