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Sport Carolina Panthers acquire Stephon Gilmore from New England Patriots

15:35  07 october  2021
15:35  07 october  2021 Source:   touchdownwire.usatoday.com

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Defensive back Stephon Gilmore has found a new home … quickly.

a person wearing a helmet: Per Albert Breer of the MMQB, the Patriots have been toying with the idea of trading the reigning Defensive Player of the Year since March, and given New England's current seller status, it certainly could happen. Trading Gilmore to a division rival seems impossible until you remember that Bill Belichick cut safety Lawyer Milloy in 2003, and Milloy then signed with the Bills. Gilmore, of course, played for the Bills from 2012 through 2016 before the Patriots signed him to a five-year, $65 million contract in 2017. Gilmore has been great in New England's man-heavy offense, but his performance has dropped a bit in 2020 -- he's allowed two passing touchdowns and an opponent passer rating of 100.9. In 2019, he gave up just one passing touchdown all season and allowed an opponent passer rating of 48.0. This would be another situation in which the receiving team would have to move some money to get it done -- Gilmore's 2020 and 2021 cap hits are pretty severe -- but perhaps Gilmore could thrive in a secondary with cornerback Tre'Davious White, the man who replaced him as Buffalo's best cornerback. © Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Per Albert Breer of the MMQB, the Patriots have been toying with the idea of trading the reigning Defensive Player of the Year since March, and given New England's current seller status, it certainly could happen. Trading Gilmore to a division rival seems impossible until you remember that Bill Belichick cut safety Lawyer Milloy in 2003, and Milloy then signed with the Bills. Gilmore, of course, played for the Bills from 2012 through 2016 before the Patriots signed him to a five-year, $65 million contract in 2017. Gilmore has been great in New England's man-heavy offense, but his performance has dropped a bit in 2020 -- he's allowed two passing touchdowns and an opponent passer rating of 100.9. In 2019, he gave up just one passing touchdown all season and allowed an opponent passer rating of 48.0. This would be another situation in which the receiving team would have to move some money to get it done -- Gilmore's 2020 and 2021 cap hits are pretty severe -- but perhaps Gilmore could thrive in a secondary with cornerback Tre'Davious White, the man who replaced him as Buffalo's best cornerback.

The Carolina Panthers announced Wednesday they have acquired Gilmore from the New England Patriots for a 2023 sixth-round pick.

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Per the Panthers:

The 31-year-old Rock Hill native adds some stability and credibility to their secondary, which has been hit hard by injuries this season.

Gilmore was named Associated Press NFL defensive player of the year in 2019, and was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2018 and 2019.

Originally a first-round pick of the Bills in 2012, Gilmore signed a five-year, $65 million deal with the Patriots in 2017.


Video: Rapoport: Gilmore is expected to play on his current deal with Panthers as of now (NFL)

Gilmore and New England were unable to reach a deal on a renegotiated contract and earlier Wednesday it was announced the Patriots planned to move on from the elite DB.

Gilmore and the Panthers are scheduled to play New England in Charlotte on Nov. 7.

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Panthers' Matt Rhule non-committal on when Stephon Gilmore will debut .
Matt Rhule made it clear when speaking with reporters Wednesday he's not rushing Gilmore into action ahead of this Sunday's matchup against the struggling New York Giants. "Obviously, I'd love to have him play Sunday," Rhule said of his new cornerback. "Will he play, will he not play? I don't know." Gantt added Rhule and company will first see how Gilmore responds to on-the-field work before determining if the 31-year-old will be activated off the reserve/physically unable to perform list. "Just trying to get him healthy right now," Rhule continued about the process.

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