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Browns Reportedly Trading Former 1st Round Pick Justin Gilbert To Pittsburgh

The Browns are reportedly trading another former first-round pick.

Justin Gilbert has reportedly been traded to Pittsburgh, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Gilbert was the No. 8 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Gilbert, who played collegiately at Oklahoma State, has 39 tackles, nine passes defended and one interception so far during his career.

This will be the second former first-round pick Cleveland has traded in less than a month.

The Browns traded former first-round pick Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots at the end of August.

Mingo has only been with New England for a little more than a week, but he's already impressed.


"He lived in the facility for the last week," Bill Belichick said of after the game, via CSN New England. "He didn't go back to Cleveland. He came from Tampa, where they were practicing with Carolina, came back (to Foxborough from Carolina) with us. Players had an off day, (but) he spent the whole day in the facility with the coaches going through material to get caught up.

"(He) showed a lot of commitment to try to pick up the new information, tried to understand what we were doing, watching the film of the games that we've played, understand the techniques and how we're playing things and all that. He worked really hard, took a lot of plays in practice to get somewhat comfortable with what we're doing. It's obviously going to be a work in progress here. It's only been a week. But, like I said, he's smart, he learns well and he works hard so you can check all those boxes."

Will Gilbert end up thriving for the Steelers? Browns fans wouldn't be surprised if that happened.

Cleveland opens its 2016 regular season on Sunday, Sept. 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles.