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  • Ulysees Gilbert: Gets opportunity with the Giants

    The Giants worked out Gilbert on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Gilbert's workout on Tuesday implies that he's moved past the foot injury that contributed to his departure from the Steelers in August. Over the past three NFL seasons with Pittsburgh, the 230-pound linebacker recorded 25 tackles and played most snaps on special teams during that span.
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  • Steelers' Ulysees Gilbert: Shifts to injured reserve

    Gilbert (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Dale Lolley of reports. The 23-year-old sustained the injury during last week's loss to the Bengals and will miss the remainder of the regular season. Gilbert will be eligible to rejoin the active roster after the first round of the playoffs.
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  • Steelers' Ulysees Gilbert: Unavailable against Ravens

    Gilbert (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Ravens, Chris Adamski of the Tribune-Review reports. Gilbert sat out practice Thursday and Friday, so he'll predictably be sidelined for Sunday's AFC North showdown. It's tough to tell when Gilbert picked up this injury, but he did finish the 2019 season on IR. He'll aim to return next week against the Cowboys.
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  • Steelers' Ulysees Gilbert: Forgettable rookie season

    Gilbert (back) finished the season on injured reserve. A back injury limited the rookie linebacker to just five tackles in seven games playing exclusively on special teams in 2019. Gilbert is under contract until 2023 and will likely play a similar role in 2020 if healthy.
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  • Steelers' Ulysees Gilbert: Placed on IR

    Gilbert (back) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Teresa Varley of reports. Gilbert, who was selected by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, was bothered by a nagging back injury in recent weeks. The issue forced him to miss a Week 8 win over the Dolphins, though he was able to return and log 15 snaps on special teams Sunday. In a corresponding roster move, Pittsburgh promoted fellow inside linebacker Robert Spillane from the practice squad with Gilbert on his way to IR.
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  • Steelers' Ulysees Gilbert: Makes impact on D

    Gilbert totaled three tackles (two solo), including 1.5 sacks in the Steelers' 30-28 preseason win over the Buccaneers on Friday. The sixth-round draft pick recorded his sacks in the fourth quarter, along with a big interception of a two-point conversion attempt to help preserve the win. Pittsburgh has depth at the linebacker position but games like this may help Gilbert's case to make the team and give him opportunities beyond just special teams.
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  • Steelers' Ulysees Gilbert: Drafted by Steelers

    The Steelers selected Gilbert in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 207th overall. Where Gilbert slots into the linebacking corps may be a point of contention after the Akron product never missed a game throughout his four-year collegiate career. Gilbert has the speed to be a sideline-to-sideline linebacker, but lacks the prototypical size to be a pure edge rusher. The Steelers will likely wind up utilizing Gilbert as a special teams ace early on, particularly with recent additions such as Mark Barron and Devin Bush clogging up most of the snaps at inside linebacker.
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