Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert has only played in two games during the 2017 season.
He hasn’t played since the Steelers’ Week 2 victory against the Minnesota Vikings. Gilbert said he is not only ready to play, but he “feels the urgency” for a win against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Gilbert was the only player listed on the Steelers’ injury report in Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has been dealing with a hamstring injury.
That is an unusually clean injury report, but it didn’t not result in victory . They fell to 3-2 after an ugly home loss to the Jaguars.
The loss left a bad taste Steelers’ fans mouths, especially because of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s five-interception performance. There is no one who would benefit more from Glibert’s return than Roethlisberger. The offense will be facing the best defense they have faced this season.
The Chiefs are the only undefeated team remaining in the NFL, and the Steelers could almost erase the memory of the Week 4 defeat with a win on Sunday. A healthy starting lineup gives them a great chance, but it’s likely going to come down to Roethlisberger limiting bad plays, because Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith makes very few.
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