Former Steelers & Browns CB Justin Gilbert Clears Waivers, Now A Free Agent

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that former Steelers and Browns CB Justin Gilbert officially passed through waivers unclaimed on Tuesday and is now free to sign on with a team of his choosing.

It’s worth mentioning that signing him to a contract won’t impact a team’s compensatory picks, considering that he was released.

Gilbert, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Browns back in 2014. The Browns elected to trade Gilbert to the Steelers at the start of the 2016 season in return for a 2018 sixth-round pick.

Gilbert was entering the final year of his four-year, $12.83 million contract and set to make a base salary of $970,023 in 2017 when he was cut loose on Monday.

In 2016, Gilbert appeared in 12 games for the Browns and recorded three tackles and no interceptions. He also contributed 68 kick-return yards last year.

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