Gilmore's status is completely up in the air with a new coaching regime about to take over. He entered the 2016 season as one of the top cornerbacks in the game, but got burned enough this season where that has cast a little more doubt on how much the Bills or any other team will want to pony up to land the veteran. Gilmore's 1-on-1 skills are right up there with the best of them, and he did finish the season strong, so we'll see what the situation brings in the coming months. He finishes the 2016 campaign -- his fifth as a pro -- with 48 tackles, 12 passes defensed, and a career-high five interceptions.
Gilmore suffered the concussion late in the Week 16 loss to the Dolphins, and he'll now miss his only game of the season. He'll finish with 48 tackles and a career-high five picks, while the
Gilmore (concussion) did not participate Wednesday's practice.
The Bills have a meaningless game coming up against the Jets, so Gilmore would have to be well in the clear for the team to consider playing him. The team also needs to decide whether to offer the starting corner a very hefty contract this offseason.
Gilmore is currently in the NFL's concussion protocol, Joe Buscaglia of 7 Eyewitness News reports.
Gilmore took a blow to the head in Saturday's overtime loss to the Dolphins and faces tough odds to be cleared for a Week 17 return. Kevon Seymore or Nickell Robey-Coleman will figure to see a spot start if Gilmore is held out come Sunday's matchup with the Jets.
Gilmore posted two interceptions, three passes defenses, and six tackles during Sunday's win at Cincinnati.
The Buffalo secondary has been taking a ton of criticism lately -- most of it justified -- but Gilmore played a good game last time out in the lost Seattle and was even better in Week 11. While the Bills would certainly love it if he got burned a bit less -- he got lost in coverage on the Bengals' only passing TD Sunday -- his stats are going to be stronger than last season. His 35 tackles are just one shy of 2015, and he's already posted four picks, tying his season high from 2011.
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