Ex-Lions CB Mark Gilbert signs with Steelers practice squad

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One of the players the Detroit Lions parted ways with during the roster cutdown process this week has found a new home. Cornerback Mark Gilbert has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers to that team’s practice squad, per numerous sources.

Gilbert lost out on his job at CB in Detroit after playing in eight games for the Lions a year ago. Ironically, Gilbert arrived in Detroit after being signed off the Steelers’ practice squad last October. Now the 25-year-old Gilbert returns from whence he came.

While 13 players who were released this week have returned to Detroit’s practice squad, Gilbert joins a couple of players who will not be back. Kicker Riley Patterson was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Rookie WR Kalil Pimpleton has yet to sign elsewhere but visited with the New York Giants and continues to look around the league.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire