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Defensive back Stephon Gilmore has found a new home … quickly.
The Carolina Panthers announced Wednesday they have acquired Gilmore from the New England Patriots for a 2023 sixth-round pick.
The Patriots Stared Him Down, But Stephon Gilmore Didn’t Blink
A look at how the star corner used the Patriots’ it’s-only-business M.O. to get paid, then get traded. Week 4 was about a long-term personal relationship for the Patriots.Week 5, evidently, will be about a professional one.New England people have long been fond of positioning days like this one as being about “business”, and in those terms, over the last year-and-a-half, the team just met its match in Stephon Gilmore, its best player in the still-relatively-new post-Brady era. Gilmore never took his fight public. He never showed outward rebellion the way other players in these sorts of spots do.
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.
Because he was on PUP list with a groin injury, Panthers will not be able to activate Stephon Gilmore until after Week 6. Panthers are at the Giants in Week 7.
The New England Patriots Have Traded CB Stephon Gilmore
The New England Patriots wanted to try and find a trade partner for cornerback Stephon Gilmore before releasing him. They found one in the Carolina Panthers. Carolina stepped in and acquired the 31-year-old Gilmore moments ago in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round pick. The move is the second cornerback trade the Panthers have executed recently. […] The post The New England Patriots Have Traded CB Stephon Gilmore appeared first on The Spun.— Joe Person (@josephperson)
Panthers acquire Stephon Gilmore in trade with New England.— Darin Gantt (@daringantt)
Gilmore and the Panthers are scheduled to play New England in Charlotte on Nov. 7.MORE:
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.