Justin Gilbert Illness: Updates on Browns DB's Status and Return

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistNovember 30, 2014

Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert (21) comes on the field during a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Cleveland.  (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)
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Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert has played well during his rookie season, but he will not play in Sunday’s Week 13 game against the Buffalo Bills due to an illness.    

The team’s official Twitter account reported the news:

In Gilbert’s 11 games this season, he has 24 combined tackles and seven pass deflections. The No. 8 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft has played well opposite Joe Haden, and fellow cornerback Buster Skrine will have to step up in Gilbert’s absence.   

*Stats via NFL.com.

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