The path is there for Justin Gilbert if he wants it
Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert has been an enigma (to say the least) ever since the team selected him with the eighth-overall selection of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Expected to earn playing time as a rookie before taking over a starting role opposite Joe Haden this season, giving the Browns a modern-day Hanford Dixon-Frank Minnifield duo to terrorize opposing offenses, Gilbert has continually lost playing time to a host of other players.
On the rare times that Gilbert has joined the defensive huddle, he’s occasionally flashed his talent (most notably last season against Indianapolis) but more often than not has struggled.
While there are fans who continue to make excuses for why Gilbert is not on the field, there is one person and one person alone who is keeping Gilbert on the sidelines.
And that is Justin Gilbert.
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