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Stephon Gilmore | Defensive Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
College: South Carolina
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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. Sep 15 - 9:25 PM

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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.
Aug 31 - 3:29 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.
Aug 29 - 4:31 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.
Jul 8 - 6:31 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.
May 29 - 6:29 PM

Bills exercised their fifth-year option on CB Stephon Gilmore.

Gilmore's 2016 option is guaranteed for injury only, and will be worth $11 million. The No. 10 overall pick in 2012 will be Rex Ryan's Darrelle Revis this year, shadowing top receivers on the outside.
Apr 28 - 12:20 PM

The Bills will exercise CB Stephon Gilmore's fifth-year team option for 2016.

Gilmore will receive a nice raise and earn $11.082 million in 2016 if the two sides can't agree to a long-term deal. The former No. 10 overall pick had a rough start to last season, giving up four touchdowns the first six weeks, but settled down and finished strong. He's expected to be coach Rex Ryan's new Darrelle Revis as the No. 1 outside corner who shadows top receivers.
Mar 25 - 2:49 PM

New Bills coach Rex Ryan believes Stephon Gilmore can be an elite cornerback.

Ryan admitted he'd like to see Gilmore snag more interceptions, but added quarterbacks "don't complete passes on him." Gilmore's numbers compare favorably to some of the league's best corners. Per WGR 550's Joe Buscaglia, Gilmore allowed fewer receptions and yards than Darrelle Revis last season. Expect Ryan to use Gilmore in much the same way as Revis, shadowing the opposing team's top receiver on a weekly basis.
Feb 12 - 1:34 PM

The Bills declared CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion) and DT Marcell Dareus (knee) inactive for Week 17 against the Patriots.

Gilmore has proven to be a serviceable NFL corner, but he has not reached the heights expected when he was selected with the 10th overall pick of the 2012 draft. Owed just $2 million in 2015, Gilmore will certainly be back with the team. The Bills also declared RB Bryce Brown, WR Marquise Goodwin, TE Chris Gragg, OT Cyrus Kouandjio and OLB Randell Johnson inactive for Week 17.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore exited Week 16 against the Raiders with a possible head injury.

Gilmore smacked the back of his head on the turf and immediately was helped up and walked to the locker room. Ron Brooks is in the game at corner for the Bills.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:01:00 PM

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore (groin) is listed as probable for Week 2.

Gilmore will return after missing last Sunday's opener with a groin issue. Corey Graham could push Leodis McKelvin for snaps opposite Gilmore in base sets.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 08:18:00 PM

Stephon Gilmore (groin) is inactive for Week 1 against the Bears.

Gilmore practiced throughout the week, but was listed as questionable on the injury report and will be held out for the opener. Leodis McKelvin and Corey Graham will start outside, with Nickell Robey in the slot. RB Bryce Brown, RT Cyrus Kouandjio, RG Cyril Richardson, S Jonathan Meeks, TE Lee Smith and DL Jacquies Smith are also inactive for the Bills.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 11:38:00 AM

Bills RCB Stephon Gilmore is recovering from offseason hip surgery, and sitting out team drills in OTAs.

It appears that will remain the case through minicamp. Gilmore missed the first five games of 2013 with a wrist injury. The No. 10 overall pick of the 2012 draft appears to be on track for training camp. Gilmore got off to a slow start last season, but played well down the stretch.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 01:12:00 PM

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore allowed opposing receivers to catch just 11-of-27 passes thrown into his coverage in the final four games of 2013.

Gilmore missed the Bills' first five games in 2013 due a wrist injury he sustained in the preseason. He struggled upon returning to the starting lineup, but righted the ship down the stretch, holding opposing quarterbacks to average passer rating of 36.1 over the last four games of the season.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore (wrist) will be a game-time decision in Week 6 against the Bengals.

Beat writers have indicated Gilmore did very little in practice this week, which may suggest he needs one more game off before finding his bearings. If so, A.J. Green should be set up for a breakout week against Buffalo.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 03:38:00 PM

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