Former Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert has reportedly received a one-year suspension from the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. But that suspension was increased after a second violation.

Gilbert was suspended for four games after a violation of the drug policy in May.

When Goodell decides to reinstate Gilbert (at some point next year) he's going to have to prove that he can continue his career in the NFL.

Gilbert has done little during his time in the National Football League to suggest he will make an impact if he returns.

Cleveland drafted Gilbert with the No. 8 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

His two-year tenure in Cleveland was so bad, the Browns traded him to the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers before last season in exchange for a sixth-round pick.

He has 42 tackles and one interception for a touchdown in his career. With the Steelers, Gilbert mainly got on the field as a kick returner and returned three kicks for 69 yards in 2016.

Gilbert is now a free agent after being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers in February.


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