Stephon Gilmore (shoulder) has been placed on IR by the Buffalo Bills .
With Gilmore out for the season, look for Leodis McKelvin and Ronald Darby -- who both played all 77 of the Bills' defensive snaps in Week 14 -- to continue to head the team's cornerback corps down the stretch. Gilmore finishes up the 2015 campaign with 36 tackles and three picks in 12 games.
Gilmore's shoulder dislocation could potentially cost him a second straight game, although his practice participation should still be monitored throughout this week. If Gilmore is indeed unable to suit up Sunday against Washington, Leodis McKelvin may be asked to play cornerback opposite impressive rookie Ronald Darby once again.
Stephon Gilmore (shoulder) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game in Philadelphia, Joe Buscaglia of WGR550.com reports.
A tough break for the Buffalo Bills , because even though the defense has struggled in Rex Ryan's first season the CB combo of Gilmore and rookie Ronald Darby has been nothing short of fantastic. It appears as if the Bills will move converted safety Leodis McKelvin back to corner for this game to help deal with the loss of Gilmore.
Stephon Gilmore , who left Sunday's win over Houston due to a shoulder injury, did not practice Wednesday, The Buffalo News reports.
The Buffalo Bills have the option of slotting converted safety Leodis McKelvin back into Gilmore's starting corner spot, so Gilmore's potential absence wouldn't be the end of the world for the Bills. Still, Gilmore is becoming one of the league's better cornerbacks, so a return this week against the Eagles would certainly help as the team tries to win its last four games and sneak into a final playoff spot.
Stephon Gilmore left Sunday's win over the Texans in the second half due to a shoulder injury, Buffalo Buffalo Bills .com reports. He did not return.
Gilmore and Ronald Darby did a fantastic job on the Houston passing attack for most of the game, even shutting down DeAndre Hopkins until Houston's star wideout was able to take advantage of Gilmore's absence. Gilmore is the team's best cornerback and is becoming one of the better ones in football, so the team's challenge to run the table and nab a playoff spot would become increasingly difficult if he's forced to miss any time.
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