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Steelers Release Former Browns First-Round Pick CB Justin Gilbert

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.

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.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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