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Steelers working on contract extension for Marcus Gilbert

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Marcus Gilbert has settled in as the Steelers’ right tackle, and now they want to keep him around long-term.

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the team is working on an extension for the former second-rounder, and it could be finalized as soon as this week.

Gilbert has bounced back and forth, and they tried him at left tackle earlier this offseason before moving him back to the right side this week.

Gilbert’s entering the final year of his rookie deal.

The Steelers have used some high draft picks on linemen, and bringing in former Titans head coach Mike Munchak to coach them this season should bring out the best in those players, at least if they figure out which position they want them to play.

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26 Responses to “Steelers working on contract extension for Marcus Gilbert”
  1. ariani1985 says: Aug 11, 2014 12:54 PM

    If he is under 35 they have no interest.

  2. heathn09 says: Aug 11, 2014 1:02 PM

    He’s quietly turned into a solid RT. Hope something gets done soon and at the right price

  3. sbchampsagain says: Aug 11, 2014 1:16 PM

    Extend, extend, extend…
    Poor Tomlin. It’s amaizing he can even get them to .500.
    Colbert keeps making one bad decision after the next…

  4. bettis3636 says: Aug 11, 2014 1:32 PM

    Shhhhhh don’t tell anyone.. But Pittsburgh has a young very talented O-Line to match the rest of their young and talented team… They are fixing for another 10+ year playoff run!

  5. stillers213 says: Aug 11, 2014 1:33 PM

    Gilbert has shown the most improvement of all the Stiller’s linemen and should be extended. He’s waaayyyy better now than his first 8 to 10 games in the league.

  6. 2blingluvinit says: Aug 11, 2014 1:37 PM

    As Ben sits by and watches another one get their due.

  7. tebowbrokesteelers says: Aug 11, 2014 1:40 PM

    Who is this guy? Never heard of him. Now Gilbert Godfrey I have heard of and he is funny! As funny as the Steelers being Tebowed out of the playoffs years ago and 0 winning seasons and o playoff appearances since.

  8. scoobies05 says: Aug 11, 2014 2:03 PM

    remind us again when the Steelers last won the division

  9. bengalguy says: Aug 11, 2014 2:11 PM

    Shhhhhh don’t tell anyone.. But Pittsburgh has a young very talented O-Line to match the rest of their young and talented team… They are fixing for another 10+ year playoff run!

    I’d keep that thought to yourself too, if that gets out everyone’s going to think you’re nuts!!!

  10. Steeley McBeam says: Aug 11, 2014 2:13 PM

    Pretty sure Beachum has been entrenched as the starting LT since he turned in a solid performance last season. Maybe its last offseason you are referring to when you say they tried him at LT?

  11. maxtng says: Aug 11, 2014 2:15 PM

    Wow, how long has it been since the Steeler won a playoff game?

  12. stillers213 says: Aug 11, 2014 2:27 PM

    It says a lot about the fear these trolls are harboring when they account for half the posts on Steeler articles. The funniest part is that our lowest point over the last couple of decades, as you clowns so astutely point out, is a couple 8-8 seasons. Your pathetic teams should have taken more advantage while you could but now it is too late for you.

  13. enoughofthatalready says: Aug 11, 2014 2:55 PM

    remind us again when the Steelers last won the division

    2010. The same year they extended their undefeated Playoff record against the Browns 1.0/Ravens.

  14. tavisteelersfan says: Aug 11, 2014 3:47 PM

    Roesthlisberger must look at this in a pretty interesting way … they are clearly pushing to lock up the O-Line … hard for Ben to argue with that priority.

  15. scoobies05 says: Aug 11, 2014 5:33 PM

    so 3 years. And in that time the Ravens have won a super bowl and the Bengals have won the division while the Steelers have had back to back non playoff non winning seasons.

  16. jmblosser82 says: Aug 11, 2014 6:24 PM

    scoobies05, but where did the Ravens finish last year? Plus between the Ravens SBs the Steelers went to 3 and won. Things can always be spun to look better or worse than they actually are.

  17. steelcurtainn says: Aug 11, 2014 7:21 PM

    I see the steelers and bengals fighting it out the last few weeks of the season with the steelers taking the division. The ravens will rinse and repeat (8-8) what the steelers had to do the last two years. While the Browns will still be…well the browns. On another note, Glad to see the steelers intend on signing Gilbert. With Decastro, Pounce and Gilbert the right side should be solidified for some years.

  18. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 11, 2014 8:14 PM

    Glad to see a Raven fan that hates Steeler fans and six rings comments trolling so hard . Hypocrites never look in the mirror…right Scoobies ?

  19. clashpoint says: Aug 11, 2014 8:14 PM

    Gilbert played pretty well last year, starting all 16 games even while dinged up a bit at times. Mike Munchak is already doing good things for the Steelers offensive line. In another nice move, Jeff Hartings has been a coaching intern at Steelers training camp. Hartings made the pro bowl in the nfc at guard and with the Steelers at center. The first team line looked awfully good in their first preseason game.

    Apparently we need to remind certain people of their place again. Read it and weep, kids. GO STEELERS!

    Regular season? PIT: 53-34
    Postseason? PIT: 1-0

    Regular season? PIT: 65-57
    Postseason? PIT: 2-0

    Regular season? PIT: 23–16
    Postseason? PIT: 3-0

  20. 1mommicked1 says: Aug 11, 2014 9:00 PM

    he gets hurt a lot and misses games

  21. opkaos says: Aug 11, 2014 10:10 PM

    its looking up for the steelers. red romo and joe flukko were resigned. plus marvin o playoff wins lewis. 2 guys on offense over 30 ben, who will be around for another 6 or 7 years and heath who has a few good years left. young on d , troy and swaggin on way out. division champs this year, its over balt and cinn.

  22. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 11, 2014 11:33 PM

    clash, I’m pretty sure Steelers also had a 3-0 playoff record against Houston, giving them an undefeated 9-0 playoff record against division opponents. Your stats, and my tidbit, says it all.

  23. tinytoolalldrool says: Aug 12, 2014 7:19 AM

    Marcus who? I see another 8-8 or worse.

  24. exiledinphilly says: Aug 12, 2014 8:02 AM

    At the right price I am ok with the Gilbert extension. He isn’t a dominant tackle and he has missed a number of games due to injury, but he has improved substantially since his first two years and an offensive line needs cohesion. Will be interesting to see how his deal compares to Pouncey’s since tackle is the more highly valued position.

  25. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Aug 12, 2014 10:45 AM

    Aside from an ankle injury in 2012 that put him on IR he’s played or started almost every game since taking over for Colon early in his rookie year. I’m not sure where the “he gets hurt a lot” criticisms are coming from.

  26. donlowery01 says: Aug 12, 2014 12:06 PM

    They should have done what the Browns just did….signed a veteran QB should Ben go down! Cause i gotta tell ya, those other two we have dont impress me even a little bit!!!!!

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