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Browns’ HC Mike Pettine: We wouldn’t have drafted Blake Bortles at No. 4

Many people have wondered if the Cleveland Browns would have taken a quarterback in this past May’s draft if they kept the fourth overall pick instead of trading down and grabbing cornerback Justin Gilbert. Head coach Mike Pettine cleared things up on Wednesday. “There wasn’t any quarterback in the discussion for us at four, but we certainly had a first-round grade on him,”...
Via Pro Football Zone
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Gilbert is Spark Cleveland Browns’ Special Teams Need

Justin Gilbert didn’t see the field much—nine total defensive snaps—during last Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.  He even sat on special teams at times while second-year player Jordan Poyer and undrafted Johnson Bademosi filled in and each recorded a tackle. Poyer was fielding punts and has taken over that job on the team’s Week […] The post Justin Gilbert...
Via Browns Beat
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Joe Haden’s Injury Could Open Door for Justin Gilbert

The Cleveland Browns had two first round picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, but neither has made any sort of impact on the team yet. No. 22 overall pick Johnny Manziel continues to sit on the sideline and watch as Brian Hoyer runs the Browns offense, and No. 9 overall pick Justin Gilbert is doing the same with the defense. The Browns already had two solid cornerbacks in Joe Haden and Buster...
Via Standing O Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Four things that could cover wide receivers better than Haden and Gilbert

The horse isn’t dead yet, but with a little help, we can get there soon. With the bye coming up on Sunday, we have almost two full weeks to bemoan the play of Justin Gilbert and Joe Haden through the first three games of the NFL’s regular season. Just the worst. God-awful.  We never should’ve drafted Gilbert. You know what his name should really be? BUST-in Gilbert. Oh...
Via Waiting For Next Year
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns finally sign Justin Gilbert; Only one draft pick not signed

Browns finally have their entire draft class! Today the team inked Juston Gilbert to a contract. @mortreport: 1st rounder Justin Gilbert agrees to terms with Browns, per sources. Only one rookie, Taylor Lewan (Titans), remains unsigned. Taylor Lewan is the only player still not signed. The post Browns finally sign Justin Gilbert; Only one draft pick not signed appeared first on...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: One final offseason move?

The Cleveland Browns are coming off what could become one of the better drafts in franchise history.  Two picks in the first round gave the team a solid addition to the secondary in Justin Gilbert and a spark of life in Johnny Manziel.  Trades throughout draft weekend also gave the Browns EVEN more early draft picks in the coming seasons. But what did the Browns forget to do?  In...
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Gilbert on returning kicks: ‘It’s finger lickin good’

Justin Gilbert's propensity for shutting down opposing receivers made him the No. 8 overall pick in last month's draft. But it's the art of returning kicks that really wets the cornerback's whistle. "There is nothing like taking one to the house," Gilbert said, per the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "I tell a couple of my teammates, 'It's like your...
Via Helmet2Helmet
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Buzz: Gilbert’s Knee OK, Desir agrees to terms, New VP

  Gilbert’s knee a healthy scare OTA injuries are the dreaded nightmare in the NFL. The Browns flirted with one of those injuries during Wednesday’s practice. Cleveland’s top overall draft selection Justin Gilbert was spotted hobbling with a bag of ice on his knee and on the sidelines during workouts. A knee injury to your top draft pick in OTAs is a true nightmare, but the...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns 1st round pick injures his knee at OTA’s

Browns have problems lately with media attention, but if the injury to first round pick Justin Gilbert is serious, they could have bigger issues. @MaryKayCabot: #browns cb justin Gilbert limped off field in OTAs, sitting on ground with right knee wrapped. No word yet. He injured his left knee in 2012 and his shoulder before […] The post Browns 1st round pick injures his knee at...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
May 28, 2014  |  4 Comments

Cleveland Browns Film Room: A look at Justin Gilbert

Over the next couple weeks on WFNY, I will be breaking down the film on all seven draft picks of the Cleveland Browns. As fans, we often rely on mainstream draft analysts to give us certain traits and characteristics that we use to form our opinions. Rather than simply tell you positives and negatives, the goal of this series is to better inform you by showing evidence, in GIF form...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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