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Steelers tackle Gilbert suspended

Steelers tackle Gilbert suspended

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been dealt another suspension due to performing enhancement drugs.

"We are disappointed that Marcus Gilbert has been suspended four games for using performance-enhancing substances", Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement.

Marcus Gilbert won't suit up for a month.

Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert has been suspended four games, without pay, for violating the National Football League policy on performance-enhancing substances, an National Football League spokesperson said Monday. The length of Gilbert's suspension suggests he tested positive for a stimulant or "anabolic agent", according to the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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For starters, the Steelers have already won quite a few games without Gilbert this season as the tackle as already missed five full games and good parts of two others due to a hamstring injury that he originally suffered in the team's Week 2 contest against the Minnesota Vikings. He will miss matchups against the Packers, Bengals, Ravens and Patriots while serving the suspension.

The Steelers will play the Green Bay Packers at home Sunday night.

Chris Hubbard will more than likely become the Stealers' replacement for Gilbert.

Hubbard has been with the Steelers since 2014. Many of the Steelers' designed runs go to the right side behind guard David DeCastro and Gilbert, who's played a big role in Ben Roethlisberger's declining sack numbers in recent years.