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Bills Place CB Stephon Gilmore On Season-Ending I.R.

The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that they’ve placed CB Stephon Gilmore (shoulder) on season-ending injured reserve.

Bills HC Rex Ryan indicated in recent days that Gilmore could end up missing the remainder of the season, so this shouldn’t come as a major surprise.

Gilmore, 25, was taken in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He’s playing out the final year of his original four-year, $12.084 million rookie contract, but the Bills picked up his fifth-year option during the offseason, which means he’s under team control next year at $11 million.

His 2015 season ends with him appearing in 12 games and recording 36 tackles, three interceptions, and 18 pass defenses for the Bills. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 17 cornerback out of 116 qualifying players.