A seventh-year NFL player for 2014, Gilberry is in his third Bengals season ... On final two defensive plays in season opener on Sept. 7 at Baltimore, logged 1.5 sacks to seal victory ... Signed as a free agent two games into 2012, he hit the ground as a playmaker and has not let up ... For 2014 is at No. 1 spot on depth chart at RDE ... Played as reserve in line rotation last season, but tied for team lead in sacks (7.5) in 2013, after placing third in 2012 (6.5) ... Played from 2008-11 with Kansas City ... Has career totals of 29.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.
Career transactions: Signed with N.Y. Giants as college free agent on 5-5-08 ... Waived by Giants on 8-30-08 ... Signed to Giants practice squad on 9-1-08 ... Signed with Kansas City on 11-5-08 ... Re-signed with Chiefs as restricted free agent on 7-31-11 ... Signed with Tampa Bay as unrestricted free agent on 6-4-12 ... Released by Buccaneers on 9-14-12 ... Signed with Cincinnati as free agent on 9-18-12 ... Re-signed with Bengals as unrestricted free agent on 3-12-13.
2014 highlights: Has started at RDE for Games 1-7 and has 27 tackles (one for-loss), including 1.5 sacks, two passes defensed and five QB hits (tied for second on team) ... Tied for line lead with four tackles on Sept. 7 at Baltimore, including logging 1.5 sacks of Joe Flacco on final two defensive plays, ending Ravens threat for tying TD that had reached Bengals 16-yard line ... Also had a pass defensed and two QB hits at Baltimore ... Three tackles on Sept. 14 at Atlanta ... Two tackles on Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee ... Logged seven tackles on Oct. 5 at New England ... Recorded three tackles and a QB hit on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina ... Had three tackles, a pass defensed and a QB hit on Oct. 19 at Indianapolis ... Led line with five tackles and had a QB hit on Oct. 26 vs. Baltimore.Previous seasons: 2008—Originally signed as college free agent with N.Y. Giants, and spent time on Giants practice squad before being signed to Kansas City roster ... Played in five games for Chiefs, inactive for three ... One tackle in NFL debut on Nov. 9 at San Diego. 2009—Played in every Chiefs game and finished second on team in sacks (4.5) ... Credited with 33 tackles and five QB pressures ... Posted first career sack Sept. 20 vs. Oakland, downing JaMarcus Russell ... Sacked Carson Palmer on Dec. 27 at Bengals. 2010—Played in every game with two starts as Chiefs won AFC West with 10-6 record, and posted career-best seven sacks ... Also had 15 QB pressures, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed ... Had three sacks of Sam Bradford on Dec. 19 at St. Louis, with three additional QB pressures, and forced a Bradford fumble. 2011—Played in all 16 games for Kansas City ... Logged 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes defensed ... On Sept. 25 at San Diego, had sack-and-strip against Philip Rivers (Chargers recovered fumble) ... On Nov. 21 at New England, had sack-and-strip against Tom Brady, with Chiefs recovering fumble at their 27. 2012—Signed with Tampa Bay as unrestricted free agent ... Played in all four preseason games for Bucs, inactive for season opener, and released prior to Game 2 ... Signed as free agent with Bengals prior to Game 3 and played in all 14 games after joining the team ... Totaled 34 tackles, 6.5 sacks (third on team), a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries (tied for team lead) ... Logged nine QB pressures and two tackles-for-loss ... Two tackles Oct. 14 at Cleveland, including first sack as a Bengal, nine-yarder of Brandon Weeden ... Two tackles Oct. 21 vs. Pittsburgh, and recovered Ben Roethlisberger fumble in the second quarter that led to Bengals TD ... Had a sack-and-strip on Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants against Eli Manning in fourth quarter, recovering the fumble himself at Giants 41 ... On Nov. 25 vs. Oakland, logged 10-yard sack of Carson Palmer and one additional QB pressure ... On Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, recovered a Nick Foles fumble in third quarter and returned 25 yards for a TD, extending Bengals lead to 24-13 ... Four tackles Dec. 30 vs. Baltimore, including 10-yard sack of Tyrod Taylor ... Two tackles in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-13 at Houston. 2013—Played in Games 1-16 (two starts), with 36 tackles, 7.5 sacks (tied for team lead), a forced fumble, three passes defensed and 17 QB pressures (third on team) ... Key performer in win Oct. 6 vs. New England, starting at RDE in place of injured Michael Johnson and recording 1.5 sacks among his five tackles, with a forced fumble and four QB pressures ... Sacks vs. New England’s Tom Brady included eight-yarder in first quarter and a shared five-yarder in fourth quarter on which he forced a fumble (Patriots recovered) ... Logged five tackles, a seven-yard sack of Thad Lewis and a pass defensed on Oct. 13 at Buffalo ... Two tackles, including a five-yard sack of Ryan Tannehill, on Oct. 31 at Miami ... Had four tackles, including an 11-yard sack of Jason Campbell, on Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland, and had three additional QB pressures ... Started at LDE on Dec. 1 at San Diego and had three tackles, a nine-yard sack of Philip Rivers, a pass defensed and one QB pressure ... Four tackles, including a seven-yard sack of Ben Roethlisberger, on Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh ... Five tackles in Wild Card playoff on 1-5-14 vs. San Diego.