Contract Extension For Steelers T Marcus Gilbert Could Get Finalized This Week

Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert will more than likely be the next player to receive a contract extension prior to the start of the 2014 regular season.

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

A few weeks ago it was reported that Gilbert’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, had been in talks with the Steelers about getting an extension done, but at that time nothing was imminent.

Gilbert has started 34 games for the Steelers since being drafted in the second-round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Florida. He would be the second Steelers offensive lineman to receive an extension this offseason as center Maurkice Pouncey was inked to a long-term deal several weeks ago.

  • SteelCitysFinest

    Good to hear, I’ve been hoping he gets extended. I also hope something gets done with Cortez Allen and Jason Worilds although it seems as though Colbert might hold off on Worilds until next offseason.

  • Biggie

    Glad they’ll get Gilbert extended, he is playing much better finally, but we need Allen signed long term, can’t afford to lose him ala K. Lewis. Worilds is hard to read, played much better last year, but don’t want to overpay.

  • Crowned

    Lock him up. Gilbert showed his grit last year and the sky is the limit with a year or 2 of Munchak coaching.

  • steeltown

    Good. He’s the only good OT we currently have besides Beachum who is still a work in progress.

  • Big White

    That would be a mistake of monumental proportions.

  • joed32

    Didn’t Ed say last week that there wouldn’t be any extensions.

  • CrazyTerry

    Good idea. But I will reserve judgement until I see what Colbert and Khan dole out in dollars. They have not exactly been the best negotiators. Let’s hope they do not overpay for him.

  • Jacque Strappe

    Extending Gilbert is a mistake?

  • Big White

    The only thing I would offer Gilbert is perhaps a ride to the airport. Been a bum for three years now, getting ready to be four.

  • pittsburghjoe

    Ah heck! Just make him the highest paid RT in the game. This would be a fine compliment to Mike “have another with my brother” Pouncey.

  • Jacque Strappe

    It’s ok to not like him. I get that. I believe you’re sorely mistaken. To say he’s a bum makes me wonder what you were watching.