Steelers Trade Marcus Gilbert To Cardinals

The Steelers have agreed to trade tackle Marcus Gilbert to the Cardinals, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). In return, the Steelers will receive a draft pick late in the sixth round. 

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The Steelers have been working the phone lines in an attempt to move Gilbert and they found a taker quickly after word broke on Friday. Gilbert, 31, has missed 23 regular season games over the last three years, but he can be a difference-maker for Arizona if he stays healthy and out of trouble with the league.

Since 2011, Gilbert has started in all but one of his games and he has graded out as a top 20 tackle in Pro Football Focus’ rankings in the past. Even in 2018, a down season marred by injury, Gilbert placed as PFF’s No. 41 tackle in the NFL.

The Cardinals’ offensive line was downright porous last offseason and the pocket failed to hold up around rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. Gilbert should help on that front, though the Cardinals – armed with the No. 1 overall pick – still have a ton of work ahead of them.

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26 comments on “Steelers Trade Marcus Gilbert To Cardinals

  1. TJECK109

    Yikes. Was hoping a little higher but I guess they wanted to move the salary. Guess Finney will take over

    • jkoms57

      If they settled for a 6th, it means they would’ve cut him.

      Better than nothing. He lost his starting job last year to Feiler.

      And agreed it’s just freeing up cap space…

    • schnoah

      Lol, Finney is not playing tackle. He is the inside swing guard. They will go with Matt Feiler who started most of the season at RT or they will hand it over to Chuck Okorafor.

    • bucsfan

      Finney is better suited at guard, but given his new contract you’re probably right. I could see a competition between Finney and Chuks in training camp.

      • jkoms57

        I think he meant Feiler.. either way that’s what he should’ve meant.

        And Steelers O-line is officially stacked.

          • theeterps

            What exactly are you laughing at? This has been one of the best offensive lines in football for 5+ years. And PFF had Feiler ranked 32nd among tackles last year. They are not downgrading.

  2. troll_smasher

    The Trade has been voided due to Gilbert’s lung damage due to the toxic environment in Pittsburgh’s locker room.

      • troll_smasher

        Internet tough guy too scared to spell out the words. Go gas up your station wagon

        • deal1122

          Haha I actually did call you one, it won’t let you swear in the comments. It’s funny you think I’m the tough guy

        • deal1122

          Pathetic that you search through these comments just to troll people. You really don’t have anything better to do huh?

      • Thomas.Swanson

        What’s the matter? Can’t take it when people talk bad about the toxic joke of the Steelers?

        • troll_smasher

          Spot on Thomas! It Seems like Mr Sally Sensitive’s cramps are stronger than usual this month. She’s acting out! Don’t anyone dare talk about the OBVIOUS when it comes to the Steelers!

      • deal1122

        He is dumb, and classless. A true loser who has nothing better to do than be a troll

        • Stillers12
          Stillers12

          Oh, I’m fully aware. The best way to deal with people like that is to ignore them and don’t respond no matter how much they try to bait you. IT takes away their power.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Gilbert is a bandaid solution for a team dead last in time of possession. They should trade back several spots in the draft and take the best OL available.

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