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  • Colts' Stephon Gilmore: Gets two-year deal from Colts

    Gilmore is signing a two-year contract with the Colts, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The deal reportedly has a base value of $23 million, including $14 million guaranteed. Gilmore is 31 years old and missed 14 games over the past two seasons, but he's also just three years removed from a Defensive Player of the Year award (2019, with New England). The Patriots traded him to Carolina last fall while he was recovering from quad surgery, and he played eight games for the Panthers (three starts, two INTs) before missing the final two weeks with a groin injury and COVID-19. The Colts saw enough in the limited action to believe Gilmore can still be a high-quality starter, joining Kenny Moore to give the team a second playmaker at cornerback.
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  • Panthers' Stephon Gilmore: Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

    Gilmore (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports. The 31-year-old will likely now be unavailable for Sunday's season finale against the Buccaneers as he goes through league protocols for COVID-19. In Gilmore's likely absence, Rashaan Melvin would step into a starting role in the Panthers' secondary.
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  • Panthers' Stephon Gilmore: Won't play Week 17

    Gilmore (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Gilmore has been unable to practice this week due to the groin issue and will be sidelined for at least one game. Rashaan Melvin and Keith Taylor should see more run for Carolina in his absence.
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  • Panthers' Stephon Gilmore: Doesn't practice Thursday

    Gilmore (groin) didn't participate in Thursday's practice session, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports. Gilmore was absent from practice for a second straight day and isn't expected to play Sunday against the Saints. If he's ultimately held out, Rashaan Melvin and Myles Hartsfield could see an uptick in playing time.
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  • Panthers' Stephon Gilmore: Not expected to play Sunday

    Gilmore (groin) isn't expected to play Sunday against the Saints, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Gilmore sustained a groin injury in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers and was unable to participate in practice Wednesday. Since there are just two games remaining in the regular season, the Panthers could elect to place the 31-year-old on injured reserve.
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  • Panthers' Stephon Gilmore: Won't return Sunday

    Gilmore (groin) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers, NFL.com reports. Gilmore recorded three tackles before leaving the team's Week 16 contest with a groin injury. In his absence, Myles Hartsfield and Keith Taylor are both candidates for increased snaps the rest of the way.
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  • Panthers' Stephon Gilmore: Not listed on injury report

    Gilmore (quad) is not listed on the injury report ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Gilmore was a limited participant in practices Thursday and Friday, but it appears he will be available for the Panthers on Sunday. The 31-year-old corner has played just 16 defensive snaps in each of his first two contests with Carolina, but he has recorded an interception in both games.
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  • Panthers' Stephon Gilmore: Picks off Pats

    Gilmore finished with two solo tackles and made an interception in Sunday's 24-6 loss to the Patriots. Gilmore exacted a bit of revenge on his former team, picking off opposing quarterback Mac Jones during the second quarter. Although four cornerbacks played more snaps than Gilmore on Sunday, the veteran has now made an interception in both his games as a Panther, making a strong early impact.
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  • Panthers' Stephon Gilmore: Decision to be made Saturday

    Head coach Matt Rhule said Friday that the Panthers will not make a decision about Gilmore's (quadriceps) status until after Saturday's practice, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Gilmore has been on the PUP list all season, but he was designated to return and resumed practicing ahead of Week 7. However, he wasn't ready to return to action and didn't travel with the team to New York for their Week 7 matchup with the Giants. Gilmore hasn't been ruled out for the Panthers' Week 8 meeting with the Falcons, but the uncertainty surrounding his status isn't encouraging.
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  • Panthers' Stephon Gilmore: Limited in practice Wednesday

    Gilmore (quadriceps) was listed as a limited participant in the Panthers' practice Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports. Gilmore was on a pitch count at Carolina's practice Wednesday, with the hope that he'll be able to play Sunday against the Giants. Expect A.J. Bouye and Rashaan Melvin to start to lose opportunities as Gilmore gets closer to making his return to the field. The cornerback's status for Sunday is questionable as of now.
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  • Panthers' Stephon Gilmore: Traded to Carolina

    The Panthers acquired Gilmore (quadriceps) from the Patriots on Wednesday in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round draft choice. The cornerback is still recovering from a surgically repaired quad, but once he's cleared to play, the NFL's 2019 Defensive Player of the Year will provide Carolina's secondary with a major lift. Meanwhile, with some of the cap space created by Wednesday's deal, the Patriots officially signed linebacker Jamie Collins.
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  • Patriots' Stephon Gilmore: Officially out through Week 6

    Gilmore (quadriceps) will be placed on the reserve/PUP list, ruling him out for the first six games of the regular season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. With their top cornerback sidelined for at least six games, the Patriots recently sent draft picks to Baltimore for fifth-round rookie Shaun Wade. The team still has two quality corners in J.C. Jackson and Jonathan Jones, but it isn't clear if Wade, Jalen Mills or Joejuan Williams can step up as a capable No. 3. Either way, Gilmore's absence is a huge loss for a New England defense that was hoping to recapture its 2019 form after an inconsistent 2020.
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  • Patriots' Stephon Gilmore: Remains sidelined

    Gilmore (quadriceps) is being considered "day-to-day," Chris Mason of MassLive.com reports. In providing an update on Gilmore, coach Bill Belichick asserted, "When he's ready to be out there, then he'll be out there." The Patriots sorely miss the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year, and team's lack of depth at cornerback has shown during training camp. The 30-year-old is still recovering from a torn quadriceps that ended his 2020 season early. In 11 games, the veteran recorded 37 total tackles, one forced fumble and one interception. When healthy, Gilmore is an elite defensive back in the league, and the 6-foot-1, 202-pounder will aim to get back on the field ahead of New England's Week 1 game against Miami.
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  • Patriots' Stephon Gilmore: Shows up for camp

    Gilmore (quadriceps) is present for the start of New England's training camp but will begin on the PUP list, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Gilmore didn't attend June minicamp amid ongoing contract negotiations, but the ex-Defensive Player of the Year is in the building to kick off training camp. After ending last season on IR due to a torn quadriceps, Gilmore isn't back to full health quite yet, but there's not yet any significant reason to worry about his status for Week 1.
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  • Patriots' Stephon Gilmore: Set to re-open contract talks

    Gilmore (quadriceps) and the Patriots plan to sit down before training camp to work out a deal, Henry Mckenna of USA Today reports. Gilmore declined to attend mandatory minicamp in June under the final year of his current $7 million contract. It is unlikely that the ex-Defensive Player of the Year will be traded, as the Patriots appear to have too high of a price tag. The 31-year-old missed the end of last season after being placed on IR due to a quadriceps injury, which may be the reason an extension has yet to be agreed upon. If healthy, there is no question that Gilmore is still a premier corner in the NFL.
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  • Patriots' Stephon Gilmore: Officially placed on IR

    Gilmore (quadriceps) was placed on injured reserve by the Patriots on Wednesday. The move to IR was anticipated after Gilmore suffered a partially-torn quadriceps in Sunday's loss to Miami. The NFL Defensive Player of the Year for 2019 should be able to return in time for the start of next season, when he will be in the final campaign of a five-year contract. Jonathan Jones is likely to receive the majority of Gilmore's usual snaps over the final two games of the season.
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  • Patriots' Stephon Gilmore: Leaves with knee injury

    Gilmore is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the Dolphins due to a knee injury. It was a non-contact injury for the 30-year-old, so it's a worrying development for him and the Patriots. Gilmore headed to the locker room and was almost immediately labeled doubtful to return. Jason McCourty and Jonathan Jones could have increased work at cornerback in his absence.
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  • Patriots' Stephon Gilmore: Clear for Week 12

    Gilmore (hand) is active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. The 30-year-old was added to the injury report with the hand injury this week and was considered questionable, but it won't prevent him from suiting up Week 12. Gilmore figures to see plenty of DeAndre Hopkins during Sunday's contest.
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  • Patriots' Stephon Gilmore: Questionable against Cardinals

    Gilmore (hand) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Gilmore returned to action last week after a three-game hiatus attributed to a knee injury. It seems unlikely that a hand injury would keep the star cornerback out of Sunday's game. However, we may not know his official status until the inactives list is revealed about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. kickoff.
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  • Patriots' Stephon Gilmore: Returning to lineup Sunday

    Gilmore (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the Texans. Gilmore will return from his three-game absence and immediately handle a tough matchup Sunday, as he'll handle a healthy dose of Will Fuller and ex-Patriot receiver Brandin Cooks. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year is surely up to the task, as he's allowed just 218 yards and one touchdown in coverage this season.
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