The team has closed its facility and is not expected to practice today. This news puts New England’s Week 5 game against the Broncos in jeopardy as it follows QB Cam Newton‘s positive test result over the weekend.
The Patriots also placed practice squad DT Bill Murray on the COVID-19 list Tuesday. Gilmore will join him and Newton.
Albert Breer reports Gilmore came up during contact tracing as one of Newton’s close contacts and flew separately from the rest of the team to Monday’s game against the Chiefs.
Gilmore, 29, 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 made a base salary of $9.5 million for the 2019 season.
In 2020, Gilmore has appeared in four games for the Patriots and recorded 11 tackles, one interception, a forced fumble and two pass defenses.
We’ll have more on the Patriots as the news is available.