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Stephon Gilmore | Defensive Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
College: South Carolina
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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

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore (wrist) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's his first time practicing since undergoing preseason wrist surgery. An emerging shadow corner prior to his injury, Gilmore is tentatively expected to return in Week 6 against the Bengals.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 01:46:00 PM

The Bills expect CB Stephon Gilmore (wrist) to return in Week 6 against the Bengals.

Buffalo has been obliterated by opposing wideouts with Gilmore and FS Jairus Byrd (foot) on the shelf. Byrd is also due back against Cincy. Gilmore was emerging as a legit shutdown corner before suffering his preseason wrist fracture, requiring surgery. He'll be DC Mike Pettine's new version of Darrelle Revis.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 01:44:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on NFL Insiders the Bills believe CB Stephon Gilmore (wrist surgery) would return in Week 6 "in a best case scenario."

"Maybe, Week 6," said Mortensen. The Bills have ruled out the possibility of placing Gilmore on injured reserve/designated for return in hopes of an earlier comeback. The Bills are going to start Crezdon Butler and Leodis McKelvin at cornerback in Week 1 against Tom Brady. They face Cam Newton's Panthers in Week 2, the Jets in Week 3, and Joe Flacco's Ravens in Week 4.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 03:11:00 PM

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore (broken wrist) will undergo surgery, and be sidelined 6-8 weeks.

The word comes straight from coach Doug Marrone, who said Gilmore isn't a candidate for injured reserve/designated to return. Short-term IR would require Gilmore to sit through Week 8. With Gilmore sidelined, the Bills will trot out Crezdon Butler opposite Leodis McKelvin at cornerback in Week 1 against the Patriots. Tom Brady is going to have a field day.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 12:31:00 PM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Bills CB Stephon Gilmore (wrist/hand) will miss "about eight weeks" after going down in Saturday's preseason game.

Brutal. According to Garafolo, the "hope" is that Gilmore misses "only" 5-6 games, but it's a huge blow for a player who was coming on as strong as any defender in the league this summer. Gilmore is an emerging shutdown corner. It also means the Bills will be forced to go with waiver-wire type Crezdon Butler opposite Leodis McKelvin to begin the season. Buffalo faces Tom Brady, Cam Newton and Joe Flacco in three of its first four games. What was once shaping up as a season of optimism in Buffalo is taking a turn for the worst.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 10:25:00 AM

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QB1Matt Cassel
2E.J. Manuel
3Tyrod Taylor
4Jeff Tuel
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
3Anthony Dixon
4Bryce Brown
5Karlos Williams
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Fred Jackson
FB1Jerome Felton
2John Conner
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Easley
4Dezmin Lewis
5Marcus Thigpen
WR21Percy Harvin
2Robert Woods
3Chris Hogan
4Deonte Thompson
5Justin Brown
WR31Robert Woods
TE1Charles Clay
2Chris Gragg
3MarQueis Gray
4Nick O'Leary
5Chris Manhertz
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay