Steelers place Marcus Gilbert on IR, finally

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The Steelers decided to stop waiting for Marcus Gilbert.

The veteran right tackle landed on injured reserve on Saturday, after missing seven straight games with a knee injury. He’d already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

Gilbert, 30, was a second-round pick of the Steelers in 2011. He became a full-time starter as a rookie, and he’s under contract through 2019.

Matt Feiler has replaced Gilbert at right tackle, and Feiler will now have that job for as long as Pittsburgh’s season lasts.