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Stephon Gilmore | Defensive Back | #24

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (10) / BUF
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Bills RCB Stephon Gilmore will be a no-show for OTAs as the sides continue to discuss an extension.
Bills GM Doug Whaley recently said he's "actively" trying to lock up Gilmore, whose $11-plus million salary cap number could be reduced with a long-term deal. Entering a contract year, Gilmore is likely targeting Josh Norman money in the five-year, $75 million range. Gilmore plans to spend the next few weeks training in Charlotte and Miami. Gilmore should not be considered a "holdout" unless he skips the Bills' mandatory minicamp set for June 14-16. May 22 - 4:37 PM

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Bills GM Doug Whaley said he’s "actively" trying to extend contract-year RCB Stephon Gilmore.

Gilmore’s fifth-year option is set to count $11 million against the cap. The Bills haven’t made any progress to this point, but talks could pick up after the draft. Gilmore was PFF’s No. 22 corner last year before missing the final four weeks.
Apr 23 - 9:09 PM

Bills RCB Stephon Gilmore (shoulder surgery) has yet to be cleared for the offseason program.

The Bills have zero reason to rush their contract-year cornerback. Gilmore will likely be cleared by the time June's minicamp rolls around.
Apr 18 - 1:24 PM

Bills GM Doug Whaley said signing RCB Stephon Gilmore to a long-term contract is a priority.

Gilmore is entering the final year of his rookie deal after the Bills opted to exercise his fifth-year option, and he's currently counting over $11 million against the cap. Buffalo needs space to re-sign both LT Cordy Glenn and LG Richie Incognito, so doing a long-term deal with Gilmore makes sense. Gilmore finished as PFF's No. 23 cover corner last season, but ended the season on injured reserve with a torn labrum. He and Ronald Darby are one of the better corner duos.
Feb 26 - 11:09 AM

Bills placed RCB Stephon Gilmore on injured reserve with a torn labrum in his shoulder, ending his season.

Gilmore went down midway through the Week 13 loss to the Chiefs and missed last week's loss to the Eagles. Coach Rex Ryan previously expressed some optimism that Gilmore could play again this season, but that won't be the case as he's already underwent surgery. Gilmore finishes the season as Pro Football Focus' No. 22 cover corner with 12 pass breakups and three interceptions. He's scheduled to earn $11 million in the final year of his deal in 2016.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 11:58:00 AM

Bills coach Rex Ryan acknowledges the possibility that RCB Stephon Gilmore (dislocated shoulder) will miss the rest of the season.

When Ryan isn't projecting optimism, it's usually a bad sign. Leodis McKelvin and Nickell Robey are both playing more snaps in Gilmore's absence.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 01:29:00 PM

Bills RCB Stephen Gilmore (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Eagles.

It's an upgrade for the Eagles' outside receivers, but unfortunately for them, they don't have much talent at the position out wide. Mario Butler will likely draw the start in place of Gilmore opposite rookie LCB Ronald Darby.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 12:36:00 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said RCB Stephon Gilmore (shoulder) is unlikely to play Week 14 against the Eagles.

"The likelihood of him playing? Probably not great," Ryan said. Leodis McKelvin should be bumped into the starting lineup with Gilmore out. Ryan has said Gilmore's injury is not season ending.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 01:01:00 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan doesn't believe RCB Stephon Gilmore's shoulder injury is season ending.

That's good news, but it sounds like Gilmore will miss Week 14. Otherwise, Rex simply would have called his No. 1 cornerback day to day. In the meantime, Leodis McKelvin should fill in. Gilmore's status will likely be updated later this week.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 01:31:00 PM

Bills RCB Stephon Gilmore exited Sunday's Week 13 game against the Texans with a left shoulder injury.

Gilmore was holding the shoulder while making his way off the field. The injury appeared potentially serious. Gilmore is Buffalo's top cornerback. He was ruled out for the rest of the game in the fourth quarter.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 02:49:00 PM

Bills RCB Stephon Gilmore wants to cover Rob Gronkowski in Week 2.

"I hope I get Gronk, to be honest with you," Gilmore said. "We’ll see what the coaching staff says. I know the ball’s going to him. I can go inside. He’s a bigger guy so it’s not like I’m going inside on a smaller guy. But like I said, it’s whatever the coaches want me to do to help this team win. I want him." It makes sense. Gilmore is coach Rex Ryan's new Darrelle Revis and graded out as PFF's No. 1 cover corner Week 1, breaking up four passes against the Colts. It would be a matchup to watch, though Gronkowski has the edge against anyone.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 09:25:00 PM

Bills RCB Stephon Gilmore (shoulder) is expected to be ready for Week 1.

Gilmore tweaked his shoulder in Saturday's preseason game. The No. 10 overall pick of the 2012 draft is expected to play some shadow coverage for coach Rex Ryan this season.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 03:29:00 PM

Stephon Gilmore left Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury.

The Bills cleared Gilmore after evaluating him for a concussion, but he's still dealing with a shoulder issue. Gilmore has 15 days to get ready for Week 1.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Stephon Gilmore is expected to play the Darrelle Revis role in Rex Ryan’s defense.

Gilmore mostly played the right side under ex-DC Jim Schwartz. He’ll be asked to play more shadow coverage with Buffalo moving to press-man concepts. Gilmore missed OTAs recovering from offseason surgery, but will be ready for camp.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 06:31:00 PM

ESPN’s Mike Rodak considers CB Stephon Gilmore a candidate for extension.

With Marcell Dareus in line for a long-term deal, the Bills need to reduce their 2016 salary cap. Gilmore is owed $11 million in 2016 after Buffalo picked up his fifth-year option. Extending Gilmore would free up money to fit Dareus.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, May 29, 2015 06:29:00 PM

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RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
3Mike Gillislee
4Jonathan Williams
5James Wilder Jr.
GLB1Karlos Williams
2LeSean McCoy
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
FB1Jerome Felton
2Glenn Gronkowski
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Leonard Hankerson
3Jarrett Boykin
4Marcus Easley
5Dezmin Lewis
WR21Robert Woods
2Greg Salas
3Marquise Goodwin
4Kolby Listenbee
5Greg Little
WR31Greg Salas
TE1Charles Clay
2Jim Dray
3Chris Gragg
4Nick O'Leary
5Blake Annen
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cyrus Kouandjio
3Keith Lumpkin
LG1Richie Incognito
2Cyril Richardson
3Jamison Lalk
C1Eric Wood
2Fernando Velasco
3Robert Kugler
RG1John Miller
2Ryan Groy
RT1Jordan Mills
2Seantrel Henderson
3Marquis Lucas
K1Dan Carpenter
2Marshall Morgan