Stephon Gilmore reportedly lands with new NFL team
Stephon Gilmore, a former Defensive Player of the Year, has landed with a new NFL team, according to multiple reports.
The Indianapolis Colts are giving the former South Carolina star cornerback a two-year, $23 million contract that includes $14 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Gilmore will join his fourth NFL team after he started his pro career with the Buffalo Bills. After five seasons in Buffalo, Gilmore signed a big contract with New England in 2017, and became a key player in the secondary. But he suffered a quad injury and dealt with a contract dispute that led to his exit from the Patriots in 2021. He was traded to Carolina and appeared in 8 games, and made an interception in his first game with the Carolina Panthers.
Gilmore was the 10th overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Bills, and in his NFL career has 27 interceptions and 116 passes defended in 10 seasons.
Gilmore was named Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2019, and was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2018 and 2019. Originally a first-round pick of the Bills in 2012, Gilmore signed a five-year, $65 million deal with the Patriots in 2017.
Stephon Gilmore just text me he is signing with the #Colts.
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