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Sport Panthers want to see Stephon Gilmore play before offering him an extension

06:00  08 october  2021
06:00  08 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

Panthers vs. Texans results, final score: Sam Darnold leads Carolina to 3-0 start; Christian McCaffrey exits

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After acquiring former Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore from the Patriots, Panthers GM Scott Fitterer said the team would not immediately extend its acquisition. However, that doesn’t mean the Panthers don't intend to eventually sign their acquisition. Per Jeff Howe and Joseph Person of The Athletic, “the Panthers’ intention is to sign Gilmore to a contract extension.”

Stephon Gilmore is coming off a quad injury. © Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports Stephon Gilmore is coming off a quad injury.

The Panthers understand that they’ll have to pay up if they hope to keep Gilmore in Carolina for the long haul. Before they make that pricey investment, the Panthers want to see what Gilmore looks like on the field. The star cornerback missed five games last year and is guaranteed to miss the first six this season due to a quadriceps injury he suffered late in 2020. The team sounds optimistic that Gilmore will return once his six-week stint on the PUP comes to an end, but the front office is still being fiscally responsible before handing out an extension.

The Patriots Stared Him Down, But Stephon Gilmore Didn’t Blink

  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.

Per Howe and Person, Gilmore’s contract issues with the Patriots apparently won’t travel to Carolina. The cornerback “will report to the Panthers and won’t demand a new contract before suiting up.” The veteran also wants to assure that “the defensive fit is as strong as it appears on paper” before committing long-term to the organization.

The Athletic piece has plenty of other notable details regarding the Gilmore trade. Specifically, while the Packers had previously been connected to the cornerback, apparently a pair of AFC teams made offers to the Patriots, and those two squads dissuaded the Panthers from making a run at Gilmore in free agency (and persuaded them to make a trade).

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The New England Patriots Have Traded CB Stephon Gilmore

  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.

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The Panthers traded for veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore two weeks ago. He practiced with his new team for the first time Wednesday. The Panthers are waiting to see how Gilmore looks in practice this week to determine whether he will make his 2021 debut Sunday. “Obviously, I’d love to have him play Sunday,” Panthers coach [more]The Panthers are waiting to see how Gilmore looks in practice this week to determine whether he will make his 2021 debut Sunday.

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