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Tomlin Says Rookie Marcus Gilbert Will Take Colon’s Place on O-Line

Willie Colon is done, and the Steelers are going to quickly try to move forward with an offensive line that is going to turn to a rookie to take Colon’s place.

Coach Mike Tomlin today stated that rookie Marcus Gilbert will be getting the first crack at right tackle, replacing Colon who will miss the remainder of the year with a torn triceps muscle.

The tackle is set to have surgery today, Colon’s agent, Joe Linta said. “Willie is devastated, but has vowed to come back as soon as humanly possible,” Linta said.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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