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Stephon Gilmore | Defensive Back | #24

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (10) / BUF
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WGR 550 Buffalo's Sal Capaccio reports free agent CB Stephon Gilmore is looking for top-five cornerback money.
Josh Norman is the league's highest-paid corner at $15 million per year, while Darrelle Revis landed a position-best 55.6 percent ($39 million) guaranteed when he returned to the Jets. Last summer it was reported Gilmore wanted Norman money, and it sounds like he's still aiming for that with the inflation of the salary cap. The franchise tag is expected to come in at around $14.31 million. The Bills would have to clear some cap room to tag Gilmore. Feb 17 - 9:49 AM

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Free agent CB Stephon Gilmore says he has no particular hopes for the open market.

Except to get paid, of course. "Whatever happens is going to happen," Gilmore said. "But I want to be wanted wherever I go. I put it in God's hands. If it's somewhere else, it is what it is." Gilmore is ready to play the game, not throwing any bouquets Buffalo's way. The franchise tag is a strong possibility.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 26 - 4:13 PM

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion) is out for Week 17.

He couldn't get cleared in time to face the Jets after being concussed in last week's loss to Miami. Gilmore is an impending free agent. Either the Bills are going to franchise tag him or he's going to break the bank in free agency.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:17:00 PM

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore is in the NFL's concussion protocol.

It's believed one of the reasons the Bills had only ten defenders on the field for Jay Ajayi's 57-yard run in overtime was because Gilmore had just been pulled for fear he suffered a concussion. He indeed suffered a concussion and will have to pass protocol testing in order to get cleared for Week 17 at the Jets.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 04:53:00 PM

Bills GM Doug Whaley confirmed he’s working on an extension for contract-year CB Stephon Gilmore.

"We have one piece of the puzzle done. Let’s try to get another piece," Whaley said. "We have high profile players and they’re going to command top dollars. So we’re going to try to get them done. Will we get it done? We hope so." With Tyrod Taylor extended, Buffalo has the option of franchising Gilmore if a deal isn't reached this year. Gilmore is seeking $15 million annually.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 05:21:00 PM

After signing QB Tyrod Taylor to a six-year contract on Friday, the Bills will now shift their attention to signing walk-year CB Stephon Gilmore to a long-term deal.

It's about time. The stud corner watched while Taylor and Cordy Glenn agreed to new contracts but now that those deals are taken care of, locking Gilmore up long-term is at the top of Buffalo's to-do list. Gilmore is after Josh Norman money but the Bills are understandably reluctant. If the Bills can't hammer out a deal with Gilmore before the season starts, they'll have the option to franchise tag him next offseason just as they did with Glenn in 2016.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 02:51:00 PM

Bills walk-year CB Stephon Gilmore reported for training camp on Thursday.

The No. 10 overall pick of the 2012 draft is understandably dying for a new contract, but will play nice in his walk year. It could be a gesture aimed at keeping talks positive, and avoiding the dreaded franchise tag next spring.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 09:12:00 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Bills walk-year CB Stephon Gilmore will report for training camp.

"I'm planning to go out to training camp," Gilmore said. "I know what I am. It'll happen eventually." What Gilmore "knows" is he is a top-flight corner, and he wants to be paid like one. The Bills have not been willing to meet that asking price to this point, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes Gilmore will play out the final year of his deal. Gilmore is likely looking for something similar to the five-year, $75-million deal Josh Norman landed this offseason. If he is allowed to hit free agency next spring, he will likely get it.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 09:31:00 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Bills' contract talks with walk-year CB Stephon Gilmore "haven't progressed," and he's likely to play out the final year of his deal.

Gilmore had previously hinted he'd consider holding out of training camp, but he'd then be subject to heavy fines. The expectation is he'll report when camp opens next week. Gilmore will be a candidate for the franchise tag next year.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 12:56:00 PM

ABC Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia expects contract-year CB Stephon Gilmore to report for training camp.

Buscaglia is just going by his gut, and not passing along a sourced report. Speaking last month, Gilmore said "we'll see" when asked if he'll report on time. Making $11 million this season, Gilmore would be risking upwards of $3 million in fines by holding out. We'd consider it unlikely.
Source: ABC Buffalo
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 05:55:00 PM

The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci reports it is "highly unlikely" Bills walk-year CB Stephon Gilmore skips training camp.

Carucci hedged his bets by saying it is "far from impossible," but the reality is holding out into camp is no longer financially viable. Gilmore and the Bills remain far apart in negotiations, with Buffalo unwilling to match the elite corner money Gilmore is after. The dispute could lead to the talented corner bolting in free agency next spring, but it would be surprising if he held out for any significant time this year.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 10:44:00 AM

The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci reports the Bills have "no intention" of giving contract-year CB Stephon Gilmore $15 million per season on a new deal.

That's Josh Norman money after the Redskins handed Norman a five-year, $75 million pact this offseason. Gilmore is a rising star but is coming off shoulder surgery. According to Carucci, the Bills will go as high as $12.5 or $13 million per year on an extension. They'll have the franchise tag as an option next year, but Gilmore has threatened to hold out of training camp this summer.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 10:09:00 AM

When asked when he'll report to training camp, contract-year CB Stephon Gilmore answered "we'll see."

Gilmore showed up to the team's mandatory minicamp on Monday after missing all of OTAs due to a contract dispute. Upon arriving, he tweeted, "I'm just here so I won't get fined." With the two sides still far apart on extension talks, Gilmore and the Bills could be in for a rocky summer.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 12:58:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed Bills contract-year CB Stephon Gilmore is expected to attend minicamp this week.

This week's minicamp is mandatory so Gilmore would have been subject to a large fine if he skipped it. Gilmore is still recovering from shoulder surgery and probably won't be on the field for much if any of this week's activities. Gilmore skipped OTAs in hopes of landing a new contract but there hasn't been much progress on that front.
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 10:36:00 AM

The Buffalo News' Tyler Dunne reports the Bills "haven't made significant headway" in negotiations with contract-year CB Stephon Gilmore.

Gilmore sat out the voluntary portions of the offseason program to express his displeasure, but he is expected back for mandatory minicamp next week. Even though the lack of progress is concerning, there is still plenty of time to work something out before the season. Gilmore could be looking for something similar to the $36.5 million guaranteed over two years Josh Norman landed in April.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 09:58:00 AM

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