A eighth-year NFL player in 2015, Gilberry played his third Bengals season in ’14 and held down starting RDE spot ... Had 1.5 sacks to seal victory on final two defensive plays in season opener Sept. 7 at Baltimore ... Signed with Cincinnati as a free agent two games into 2012, he hit the ground as a playmaker ... Was reserve in line rotation in 2013, but tied for team lead in sacks (7.5) 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: Started at RDE in Games 1-16 and in Wild Card playoff ... Second on line in tackles (48), including four for losses, and had 1.5 sacks, two passes defensed, a fumble recovery and 13 QB hits (second on team) ... Tied for line lead with four tackles on Sept. 7 at Baltimore, including 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 ... Logged seven tackles on Oct. 5 at New England ... Led line with five tackles and had a QB hit on Oct. 26 vs. Baltimore ... Tied for line lead with four tackles and had a QB hit on Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville ... On Dec. 14 at Cleveland, logged three tackles, including dropping Browns QB Johnny Manziel for a six-yard loss on a rushing play ... Had two tackles (one for-loss), a pass defensed and two QB hits on Dec. 22 vs. Denver ... Had two tackles on Dec. 28 at Pittsburgh, and recovered an aborted Steelers shotgun snap at Steelers 34 late in first quarter, setting up Bengals FG for 10-7 lead ... Two tackles and two QB hits in Wild Card playoff on 1-4-15 at Indianapolis.
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 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 his first Bengals sack Oct. 14 at Cleveland, nine-yarder against Brandon Weeden ... On Oct. 21 vs. Pittsburgh, recovered Ben Roethlisberger fumble in the second quarter, leading 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 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 for Bengals 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 ... Logged five tackles, a seven-yard sack of Thad Lewis and a pass defensed on Oct. 13 at Buffalo ... 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.
College: Played four seasons (2004-07) at Alabama, with a redshirt year in 2003 ... Totaled 50 games with 38 starts, logging 188 tackles, 22.5 sacks and 38 QB pressures ... His 60.5 tackles-for-loss was second-most in school history, behind only future NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas (74).
Personal: Hometown is Bay Minette, Ala. ... Attended Baldwin County High School ... Earned degree from Alabama in telecommunications ... Has a son, Brady ... Enjoys restoring old cars and playing with remote control cars.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger mishandles the snap and Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Wallace Gilberry recovers.