Steelers sign Marcus Gilbert to five-year, $30 million extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert to a five-year, $30 million contract extension.

He's now under contract through the 2019 season.

“It means I am locked in hopefully as a Steeler for the rest of my career,” Gilbert said. “It’s a blessing to work for a great organization, the Rooney family, Kevin Colbert and Coach (Mike) Tomlin. Just to be around in Pittsburgh, where they show you so much love, I couldn’t be happier and in a better place.”

A former second-round draft pick from Florida, Gilbert started every game at right tackle last season. He's started 34 of 35 games he was healthy for over the past three years.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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