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Steelers place Marcus Gilbert on IR, finally

Patriots typically know how to win in Pittsburgh and as they return from a tough loss last week, the Steelers may struggle to beat New England and break their losing streak.

The Steelers decided to stop waiting for Marcus Gilbert.

The veteran right tackle landed on injured reserve on Saturday, after missing seven straight games with a knee injury. He’d already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

Gilbert, 30, was a second-round pick of the Steelers in 2011. He became a full-time starter as a rookie, and he’s under contract through 2019.

Matt Feiler has replaced Gilbert at right tackle, and Feiler will now have that job for as long as Pittsburgh’s season lasts.