Steelers Reportedly Release Veteran Linebacker

According to Aaron Wilson, an NFL insider, the Steelers have claimed that Ulysees Gilbert III, fourth-year linebacker, has been removed from the injured reserve as part of an injury settlement.

Gilbert was among three Steelers linebackers who were injured before his release. He joined Marcus Allen and Gernard Avery. Gilbert, a 25-year-old defensive linebacker, was injured in his foot during Steelers’ August 6 closed practice.

Per Steelers Depot, Gilbert’s release will allow Pittsburgh to free up $31,960 worth of cap space.

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The Steelers selected Gilbert with a sixth-round selection in the 2019 draft. He’s been on the injured reserve since then with various injuries.

As a rookie, the now-25-year old LB spent nine games on IR with a back injury. He was able to play in just four games in 2020 due to the same back injury.

He was able play in all 17 Steelers games in 2021. He logged 15 tackles.

During this year’s training camp, Robert Spillane, Devin Bush, and Myles Jack were rotated as the first linebackers.

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