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Browns send Justin Gilbert to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted at 2:03 PM, Sep 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-03 14:21:15-04

The Cleveland Browns have traded former first-round pick Justin Gilbert to the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to the team's Twitter account.

The team's website confirmed that it would receive a 2018 sixth-round pick for the 24-year-old cornerback.

Gilbert was the eighth overall draft pick in 2014. He is the second former first-round pick to be traded by Hue Jackson and company. The team traded Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots last month.

Gilbert has appeared in 23 games with three starts, totalling 33 tackles, nine passes defensed, one interception and one touchdown.

The Browns have obtained a bevy of draft picks for the next two years. They have Philadelphia's 2017 first-round pick, Tennessee's 2017 second-round pick, New England's 2017 fifth-round pick, Philadelphia's 2018 second-round pick, Carolina's 2018 fourth-round pick and Pittsburgh's 2018 sixth-round pick.

The team has surrenedered a 2017 fourth- or fifth-round pick to Philadelphia and a 2017 sixth- or seventh-round pick to San Francisco. Those draft picks are conditional.