Stephon Gilmore joins the enemy, signs with Patriots
The New England Patriots are adding talent to their championship roster. According to Adam Schefter, the Patriots will sign former Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore to a long-term contract (details are still unknown).
The Bears made a strong push for Gilmore and the Bills could have retained Gilmore with the franchise tag, but the team felt that the one-year tender for corners was too pricey. They allowed Gilmore to test the open market and they may or may not regret that decision today.
Gilmore did not play up to his ability in 2016 and some have speculated that he was playing it safe in his contract year. Others have wondered if Gilmore simply slipped as the Bills’ entire defense slumped.
The former first-rounder has started 66 games since entering the league in 2012. This year, he had a career-high five interceptions, but Pro Football Focus ranked him only 61st among 112 qualifying corners. Despite the so-so year, Gilmore still ranked as our third-best available free agent cornerback. I predicted that Gilmore would receive the 10th-highest contract this offseason in terms of overall compensation.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/stephon-gilmore-joins-the-enemy-signs-with-patriots/https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/stephon-gilmore-mmqb-650-392.jpg?fit=650%2C392&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/stephon-gilmore-mmqb-650-392.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1AFC EastBuffalo BillsNew England PatriotsNFLRecent PostsStephon GilmoreThe New England Patriots are adding talent to their championship roster. According to Adam Schefter, the Patriots will sign former Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore to a long-term contract (details are still unknown). The Bears made a strong push for Gilmore and the Bills could have retained Gilmore with the franchise...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk