Joe Thomas offers blunt reaction to Steelers’ release of Justin Gilbert

Following two disappointing seasons in Cleveland, the Browns traded Justin Gilbert to Pittsburgh last September.

The Steelers gave up on the former first-round pick after one season, releasing the cornerback on Monday.

Starks, who turns 31 later this month, fell out of favor with the Packers in 2016, even after starter Eddie Lacy suffered a season-ending injury in Week 6. The 2010 sixth-round draft pick underwent midseason knee surgery and never regained a prominent role in the offense, having also sustained a concussion in car accident Dec. 12 that ended his season.

Converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery instead saw the majority of snaps as the Packers ended the regular season on a six-game winning streak.

Starks finished with only 63 carries, fewest since his rookie season, and scored two touchdowns — both receiving.

With Lacy also set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, Starks’ release leaves the Packers with little to speak of in their backfield save for Montgomery, who led the team with 457 rushing yards.

Starks, now healthy, was set to make $3 million in 2017, a Cheap Jordan Jerseys potential Cheap Kids NHL Jerseys contributing factor to his release.

Green Bay releasing James Starks creates $2,868,750 of salary cap space. There’s $750,000 of dead money because of the move.

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