March 26 (UPI) — The Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms with free-agent offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert, the team announced Thursday.

League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Gilbert signed a one-year contract worth up to $3.75 million with the Cardinals. The team didn’t disclose financial details of the agreement.

The Pittsburgh Steelers traded Gilbert to the Cardinals last off-season. Before he could make his regular-season debut in Arizona, the veteran offensive lineman suffered a torn ACL in practice and missed the entire 2019 campaign.

Pittsburgh selected Gilbert in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Florida. He appeared in 88 games (87 starts) over eight seasons with the Steelers.

Gilbert, 32, was entering the final season of a five-year extension when he suffered the knee injury.

Also Thursday, the Cardinals announced that running back Kenyan Drake signed his transition tag. He is expected to earn about $8.4 million under the tag this season.

Drake can still negotiate a long-term contract with the Cardinals through mid-July.



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