NFL free agency: Former Florida OL Marcus Gilbert signs new contract
Former Florida offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert’s time in NFL free agency didn’t last long. He’ll be staying in Arizona.
Gilbert’s agent Drew Rosenhaus informed Adam Schefter of ESPN that the veteran offensive tackle has re-signed with the Cardinals, agreeing to a one-year deal worth up to $3.75 million. The “up to” language from Rosenhaus indicates that the deal is for a minimal base salary with various incentives attached.
Gilbert, who turned 32 last month, is entering the 10th season of his NFL career. The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Gilbert in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. After eight seasons with the Steelers, Gilbert was traded to Arizona last year for a sixth-round draft pick. He missed the 2019 season after tearing his ACL in practice ahead of the season-opener.
The injury bug has been rough on Gilbert the past few years. After logging double-digit starts for four seasons (2013-16), Gilbert has been limited to appearing in just 12 games since the start of the 2017 season. In his career, he has appeared in 88 regular-season games, starting all but one, along with eight playoff contests.
Gilbert was a member of Florida’s BCS national championship squads in 2006 and 2008 coached by Urban Meyer.
Free-agent OT Marcus Gilbert is re-signing with the Cardinals on a one-year deal worth up to $3.75 million, per @RosenhausSports.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2020