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.
Gilmore suffered a partially torn quadricep in Sunday's 22-12 loss to the Dolphins and will undergo season-ending surgery Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The reigning Defensive Player of the Year finished the 2020 season with 37 tackles, three pass breakups and an interception. The good news is that Gilmore avoided structural knee damage, and he's expected to be able to participate in part of the offseason program. In turn, the 30-year-old cornerback should be ready for the 2021 season, the final one of the five-year, $65 million contract he signed in March 2017.
Gilmore's leg injury is not expected to be serious, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.
When Gilmore went down with a noncontact injury Sunday against the Dolphins, concern was that the 30-year-old may have suffered a long-term issue. Though New England guaranteed it will go without a postseason appearance for the first time since 2008 with Sunday's loss, at least there is positive indication regarding the reigning Defensive Player of the Year's outlook. It remains to be seen if Gilmore will suit up over the Patriots' final two games of 2020, but looking forward to his last year under contract in 2021, early signs indicate Gilmore will be in the clear from Sunday's injury.
The injury Gilmore suffered during Sunday's loss to the Dolphins has been clarified as a leg issue and may not be as severe as initially believed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The 30-year-old went down with a noncontact injury that was initially announced as a knee injury by the Patriots, but it appears the issue is elsewhere on the leg. It remains unclear what this means for Gilmore's status for the final two games of the season, but New England is likely to remain cautious considering it's already been eliminated from playoff contention. Additional testing Monday should reveal more on the 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.
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.
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.
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.
Gilmore (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
Gilmore was a limited participant in practices Wednesday through Friday, but the lack of full activity won't necessarily prevent the star cornerback from playing this weekend. As Andrew Callahan of Boston Herald notes, Gilmore said earlier Friday that he's feeling good and preparing as though he'll suit up Sunday, though he may be put through a pregame workout before the Patriots make a final decision on his status. Gilmore has missed New England's last three games with a knee injury.
Gilmore (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Gilmore has been sidelined for the last four games, and Wednesday's practice status doesn't necessarily point him in the right direction. In each of the last two practice weeks, Gilmore logged exactly two limited sessions but was ultimately inactive. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year has two more days to elevate to full participation. Otherwise, he'll likely carry a questionable designation into Sunday's matchup against the Texans.
Gilmore (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.
Gilmore will miss his third straight game due to a lingering knee injury, so New England's defense will once again be forced to function without its top cornerback. On a more positive note for the Patriots, Jonathan Jones (groin) is active and will be available to start in Gilmore's stead.
Gilmore (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against Baltimore.
Gilmore sandwiched Thursday's missed practice between limited sessions Wednesday and Friday. The star cornerback is hoping to make his return after missing the previous two games, and New England could be extremely shorthanded in the secondary if Gilmore can't go, as Jonathan Jones (illness) is also questionable.
Gilmore (knee) was a non-participant during Thursday's practice, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.
Gilmore has missed back-to-back contests with the knee injury, and after practicing on a limited basis Wednesday, he appeared to take a step back in recovery. The star corner still has a chance to suit up in Sunday's game against Baltimore, but if he's forced out again, expect Jonathan Jones to continue to start at cornerback.
Gilmore (knee) was listed as limited on Wednesday's injury report, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
Gilmore has missed back-to-back games due to a lingering knee issue, but it appears that he's moving in the right diraction. Barring any setbacks, the star cornerback appears to have a chance to suit up for Sunday night's contest against Baltimore.
Gilmore (knee) has been ruled out for the Patriots' Monday night matchup against the Jets.
New England's secondary will undoubtedly be depleted without the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year in the starting lineup. Gilmore has so far been targeted in coverage five times per game this season, holding his opponents to a 53.3 percent completion rate with only one total TD. Jonathan Jones will surely receive his seventh start of 2020 as result of this update.
Gilmore (knee) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Jets, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
Gilmore was able to log a second straight limited practice session Saturday, indicating that he's on the right track to return to action after just one game on the sidelines. The star cornerback has held receivers to a 74.0 passer rating through six games, but Jonathan Jones and J.C. Jackson will fill the void if Gilmore is held out.
Gilmore (knee) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
Gilmore was unable to practice Thursday, but he's making progress toward a possible return Monday against the Jets. The 2019 Defensive Player of the Year sat out last week against the Bills, so his practice status Saturday is vital for his chances to play Monday. Jonathan Jones and J.C. Jackson would both see increased usage if Gilmore sits out again.
Gilmore (knee) was a non-participant during Thursday's practice session, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.
The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year was downgraded to out prior to Sunday's AFC East showdown against the Bills, marking his first regular-season absence since 2017. Gilmore was again producing excellent numbers through his six appearances pre-injury, holding opponents to a 53.3 percent completion rate when targeting him in coverage this season. His Week 9 status for a matchup against the Jets so far does not look especially promising, though he will be afforded extra time to recuperate with the game not taking place until Monday night.
Gilmore (knee) was downgraded to out ahead of Sunday's game against the Bills.
Gilmore suffered a knee injury Thursday, which was supposedly minor, but it'll keep the star cornerback off the field for at least one week. Whether the looming trade deadline and Gilmore's perceived desire to be moved has anything to do with the designation remains to be seen, but in any case, expect J.C. Jackson (knee) to attempt to fill the void of the reigning Defensive Player of the Year.
Gilmore (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Gilmore exited Thursday's practice early to undergo an MRI on his knee, and he wasn't able to handle any reps Friday, but his injury is reportedly considered minor. It looks as though the veteran cornerback has a real chance to suit up Sunday, but after missing Friday's session entirely his status could come down to a game-time decision.
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