"I definitely see changes, but I think you said it -- probably too early," coach Mike Pettine told reporters Tuesday, when asked if Gilbert has turned the corner. "It's just all about consistency. Just coming in here, perfecting his craft every day, and right now, it's so far, so good."
Pettine says Gilbert, last year's eighth overall pick, has shown greater "attention to detail, just kind of getting himself into the material."
"He's comfortable. You could tell. He's just making plays," Haden said, per the Akron Beacon Journal. "... When he came (to Florida) and worked out with me, we just had conversations, and he said that he had a lot to prove. He's been coming out here, doing all the right things, taking coaching, and he's just making plays out there, and I'm so happy for him."
After the Browns signed veteran Tramon Williams to start across from Haden, Williams and Gilbert will battle for subpackage work. The team also likes Pierre Desir and used a pair of late-round draft picks on corners Charles Gaines and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. It's a crowded house, meaning nothing will be handed to Gilbert in Cleveland.