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Marcus Gilbert | Tackle

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 330
College: Florida
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The Steelers' switch of Marcus Gilbert from left to right tackle is expected to be permanent.
After two weeks of camp, coaches believe Gilbert is a "much better run blocker" at right tackle than on the blindside, and they're already satisfied with LT Mike Adams' run blocking. The position change hints strongly at Pittsburgh's revised offensive mentality. They want to become a run-centric team, and are confident they have a back capable of being leaned on in rookie Le'Veon Bell. Fri, Aug 9, 2013 01:09:00 PM

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The Steelers reportedly haven't been impressed with Marcus Gilbert at left tackle.

Pittsburgh released its first unofficial depth chart this week, and Gilbert was listed as the first-team right tackle while Mike Adams has been switched from right to left tackle. The Steelers also reportedly "love" second-year OL Kelvin Beachum, and they wouldn't hesitate to replace Gilbert with him.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 02:07:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes it "looks more and more as if" Marcus Gilbert will be the Steelers' left tackle this season.

Gilbert is competing with Mike Adams, but beat writer Ed Bouchette believes Adams' run-blocking prowess makes him a better fit on the right side. "Right now, I feel really confident with what I have to bring on the left side in protecting Ben (Roethlisberger's) blind side,'' Gilbert said. "I know he's highly confident in me, too."
Fri, May 24, 2013 11:49:00 AM

The Steelers are expected to shift Marcus Gilbert to left tackle full time in 2013.

We heard speculation about this last offseason, but it's going to happen in 2013. Mike Adams will play right tackle, with David DeCastro at right guard. Maurkice Pouncey will be the center, and the left guard will be Kelvin Beachum. The Steelers are expected to let free agents Max Starks and Ramon Foster walk. They prefer Adams at right tackle because he's an impact run blocker.
Sun, Jan 13, 2013 08:42:00 AM

Steelers placed RT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Gilbert hadn't played since Week 6 and wasn't getting any better, so the Steelers shut him down. A 2011 second-round pick out of Florida, Gilbert has been a solid starting right tackle when healthy. He'll face competition to retain the job in 2013 from Mike Adams, assuming Adams isn't moved to the left side. Gilbert is also cost effective, due only $668,402 in base salary next year.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 05:21:00 PM

Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 10 versus the Chiefs.

Nothing surprising to see here. Gilbert was injured in Week 6 against the Titans and was expected to "miss several weeks" with the injury. Rookie Mike Adams will make his fourth consecutive start.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 03:10:00 PM

Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) is expected to miss several weeks.

Gilbert damaged tendons in his ankle last Thursday night. Although surgery isn't necessary, he's flying to Charlotte to be examined by a specialist. Rookie Mike Adams will step in as the Steelers' starting right tackle.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 12:24:00 PM

Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) was spotted in a walking boot Monday and is not expected to play in Week 7.

The Steelers are going to be without starting center Maurkice Pouncey and Gilbert. Doug Legursky will step in at center and rookie Mike Adams will be the starting right tackle. Ben Roethlisberger is going to need to be nimble in the pocket this week.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 10:04:00 AM

Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert left Thursday night's game against Tennessee with a right ankle injury.

Gilbert was helped off the field by Pittsburgh trainers in the second quarter. He was unable to put any weight on the leg. Second-round rookie Mike Adams replaced Gilbert in the lineup.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 09:46:00 PM

Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert has been diagnosed with a hyperextended left knee and is expected to be "okay."

The Steelers can breathe a sigh of relief, as they were forced to turn to rookie Mike Adams Sunday night against Denver and the second-round pick predictably struggled. Gilbert was very solid as a rookie, settling in as a building block on Pittsburgh's hard-luck line. It sounds like he'll be fine for Week 2.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 01:43:00 AM

Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert was forced from Sunday's game against the Broncos with a left knee injury, and is questionable to return.

Gilbert remained down on the ground for several moments, but walked off under his own power. He was seen getting taped up and attempting to put weight on his foot in the sideline, but has thus far remained out. It's not looking good for his return. Rookie Mike Adams is now in the game at right tackle. Ben Roethlisberger could be on the run frequently in the second half.
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 09:53:00 PM

The Steelers now plan to keep second-year OT Marcus Gilbert at right tackle.

The initial plan was to kick Gilbert to the left side, but he'll stay on his more natural right side after the Steelers drafted Mike Adams. The plan appears to be starting two rookies -- Adams on Ben Roethlisberger's blind side, and David DeCastro at right guard. Gilbert remains a long-term building block.
Thu, May 17, 2012 01:06:00 PM

Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that 2011 second-rounder Marcus Gilbert will move to left tackle this offseason.

"We fully expect him to," said Tomlin. "I probably had more concerns about him being the right tackle than I did him being at left tackle, just because of his college experience." The Steelers are counting on Willie Colon to solidify right tackle while returning from a torn triceps muscle.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 12:13:00 PM

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert has confirmed RT Marcus Gilbert is likely to shift to left tackle in 2012.

Free agent LT Max Starks' future is in doubt after he tore his ACL in Pittsburgh's Wild Card loss to the Broncos. A second-round pick in 2011, Gilbert started 13 games as a rookie. Gilbert and Starks graded out nearly identically in Pro Football Focus' season-ending rankings.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 08:20:00 AM

Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert will undergo shoulder surgery on Wednesday.

Gilbert dealt with left shoulder problems early in the year, but only ended up missing Week 6. He's likely undergoing a cleanup procedure. A second-round pick, Gilbert had a mixed rookie season, but excelled in pass protection. He'll be back in the starting lineup in 2012, possibly kicking to left tackle.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 12:41:00 PM