The Pittsburgh Steelers Reportedly Release Linebacker

The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly released fourth-year linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III from the injured reserve.

Gilbert was one of three injured linebackers for the Steelers before his release, joining Gernard Avery and Marcus Allen.

The 25-year-old defender suffered a foot injury.

Gilbert's release will free up $31,960 in cap space for Pittsburgh.

The Steelers selected Gilbert with a sixth-round pick in the 2019 draft.

Since then, he's spent most of his NFL career on the injured reserve.

The now-25-year-old LB spent nine games on the IR as a rookie with a back injury. The same back injury allowed him to suit up for just four contests in 2020.

He was able to play in all 17 games for the Steelers in 2021.