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Week 6 Outlook
Per Field Yates, the Patriots have agreed to trade defensive back Stephon Gilmore to the Panthers in exchange for a 6th round pick
After announcing the release of Gilmore early this morning, the transaction was not made official until 4 pm. Since then, Gilmore has been traded to the Panthers in exchange for a 6th round draft pick in 2023. With standout rookie Jaycee Horn breaking his ankle early in week 3, the Panthers were in need of cornerback help. The move will keep the standout cornerback on the physically unable to perform list until week 6.
In a surprise move, the Patriots are releasing former All-Pro DB Stephon Gilmore, as per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Gilmore tore his quad in the back half of 2020 and is still working his way back from the surgery that repaired it. He started the season on the PUP list but is eligible to return in Week 6. This move speaks volumes about where the Patriots are evaluating Gilmore in terms of his recovery. Gilmore is only two years removed from being the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year, and odds are he will find a new home sooner rather than later.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Patriots are placing CB Stephon Gilmore on the Physically Unable To Perform List. He will miss at least the first six games of the regular season.
Gilmore is still recovering from quad surgery at the end of last season. Jalen Mills and JC Jackson should begin the year as New England's starting cornerbacks.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that the Patriots have placed CB Stephon Gilmore on the PUP list.
Gilmore reported to training camp, after skipping June's mandatory minicamp, and was subsequently placed on the PUP list due to a partially torn quad sustained in December. He has publicly expressed his desire for the Patriots to upgrade his contract, something we continue to monitor. When healthy Gilmore remains one of the best defensive backs to roster in IDP formats.
Patriots star CB Stephon Gilmore says he's unsure if he will be fully healthy for the start of training camp.
Gilmore did not attend the Patriots mandatory minicamp as he was recovering from a partially torn quad. Gilmore is the centerpiece of the Patriots' defence and is looking for an increase in pay before the 2021 season. Gilmore says, "I feel stronger than I’ve ever felt since the surgery. I’ve been running a lot, building full speed". The Patriots defence will get a boost this year as Dont'a Hightower, and Patrick Chung return to the team after opting out of the 2020 season.