Found January 02, 2014 on Steelers Depot:
The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line finished the 2013 season out on a positive note and the starters were able to play every snap in three of the final four games. However, during a recent interview on the teams' official website, left guard Ramon Foster said right tackle Marcus Gilbert battled through a leg injury of some sorts to close out the season. "He played through a lot this year," said Foster of Gilbert's play in 2013. "I was proud to see him finish out the season healthy. His leg was two different sizes and he never moaned about it, complained about it. He just finished. My hat’s off to him." Gilbert, who started all 16 games this past season at right tackle for the Steelers, showed up on the injury report seven times in 2013 with quadricep and ankle injuries, but managed to play all but 96 snaps in total. He missed 51 of those snaps way back in the week 7 win over the Baltimore Ravens as his quad injury was just too much for him to play thro...

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