Steelers sign 6th-round draft pick Ulysees Gilbert |

Steelers sign 6th-round draft pick Ulysees Gilbert

Joe Rutter
Akron linebacker Ulysees Gilbert III (5) celebrates after he picks up a loose ball for a touchdown against Northwestern during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Ulysees Gilbert, the No. 207 overall pick of the NFL Draft, became the third sixth-round draft pick to sign his four-year rookie contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

With the signing Thursday of Gilbert and fifth-round Zach Gentry, the Steelers have signed seven of their nine draft choices. Remaining unsigned are first-rounder Devin Bush and third-rounder Justin Layne.

Gilbert, a 6-foot, 230-pound linebacker, had 38 starts in 51 games at Akron. He had 359 tackles in his four-year career, including 9.5 sacks and 28.5 tackle for loss.

The Steelers will hold their annual rookie minicamp Friday through Sunday at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side.

Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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