The 2019 season has come to an abrupt end for former Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert, who suffered a torn ACL, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and was placed on the injured reserve by the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday.
Gilbert, who the Steelers traded to Arizona for a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, was expected to start at right tackle for the Cardinals, where he had spent most of the last eight seasons with the Steelers.
But staying on the field has been a consistent issue for Gilbert. He played in seven games in 2017 after a hamstring issue and a suspension and just five in 2018 after another knee injury.
After his injury last year, Matt Feiler emerged as a reliable starter and replaced Gilbert, making him expendable for a trade this offseason.
The Steelers drafted another Gilbert — inside linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III — with the pick received from the Cardinals.
Pittsburgh is scheduled to visit Arizona in Week 14.