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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 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. Sep 13 - 8:18 PM

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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.
Sep 7 - 11:38 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.
Jun 9 - 1:12 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.
Mar 7 - 2:04 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

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore exited Saturday's preseason game against Washington with a wrist injury.

Gilmore left in the second quarter, and he will not return. He'll undergo X-rays, and the Bills will provide an update later. Gilmore was beat by Pierre Garcon for a seven-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and he also dropped an easy pick-six. The second-year pro is one of the best young corners in the game.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 06:32:00 PM

WGR 550 Buffalo named CB Stephon Gilmore the Bills' training camp MVP.

Beat writer Joe Buscaglia had nothing but glowing remarks for Gilmore, even wondering if he could be on the "cusp" of becoming "one of the next great cornerbacks." The second-year corner reportedly only allowed a handful of catches in summer practices, and has been causing turnovers. Gilmore often shadowed opposing No. 1 receivers as a rookie, flashing shutdown skills over the second half of the season. Due to the Bills' lack of a competent No. 2 corner, expect quarterbacks to shy away from Gilmore.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 08:53:00 PM

Bills GM Doug Whaley says CB Stephon Gilmore has "made a leap" in his second NFL offseason.

It's a scary thought for No. 1 receivers in the AFC East. Gilmore flashed true shutdown ability over the final 11 games of his rookie year, allowing a 53.5 completion rate on throws into his coverage and not a single touchdown while often shadowing opposing No. 1s. When receivers play the Bills this season, Gilmore's presence will be something for fantasy owners to take seriously.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore allowed just a 53.5 completion percentage over the final 11 games of his rookie 2012 season.

Gilmore was welcomed to the NFL rudely by the likes of Mark Sanchez, Brandon Weeden, and Alex Smith, but he improved his play dramatically from Week 6 on. Gilmore surrendered three touchdowns in the early going, but he kept opposing receivers off the score sheet for 11 straight contests to close out the year. His only problem was that he was called for too many penalties (13), though some were very ticky-tack. The Bills routinely called on Gilmore to shadow opposing No. 1 receivers. He has one side of the field locked down, but the Bills need someone to step up on the opposite side.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 05:24:00 PM

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore is working to reclaim his physical edge after Sunday's Week 1 drubbing by the Jets.

Coach Chan Gailey characterized Gilmore's play as "a little soft" and "tentative" in the opener. "He has shown to be a much more physical and much more dominant force in one-on-one coverage than he did (Sunday). I think he’ll learn from this and become a better football player. He’s got all the tools." Expect receivers in Gilmore's coverage to see a lot of targets this season, as opposing QBs look pick on the rookie cornerback.
Sat, Sep 15, 2012 10:37:00 AM

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