Ian Rapoport reports that Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore suffered a partially torn quad on Sunday against the Dolphins and will undergo surgery on Tuesday. The good news, however, is that Gilmore did not suffer any structural damage to his knee.
Gilmore came up as a potential trade candidate before this year’s deadline, but the Patriots ultimately held on to him.
You can expect the Patriots to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster.
Gilmore, 30, was taken with the No. 10 overall pick by the Bills back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract, but the Bills elected to pick up his fifth-year option for the 2016 season.
Gilmore would later depart for a five-year, $65 million contract that includes $31 million guaranteed with the Patriots. He stands to make a base salary of $11.5 million in 2021.
In 2020, Gilmore has appeared in 11 games for the Patriots and recorded 37 tackles, one interception, a forced fumble and three passes defended.