Dianna Russini of ESPN reports that after speaking with a few GMs around the NFL, she has learned that multiple teams who have called the Patriots about CB Stephon Gilmore were told they would want a first-round pick and a player in return for him.
This past weekend, Ian Rapoport mentioned the speculation with Gilmore is more smoke than fire.
Albert Breer reported last week that the Patriots did discuss potential deals for Gilmore before the draft and during training camp, but decided to move up $4.5 million of his 2021 salary to 2020. According to Breer, other NFL teams took this as a sure sign this will be Gilmore’s last year in New England.
Gilmore’s house is listed for sale and that any and all offers must be turned in prior to today at 5 pm, which coincidentally aligns with the trade deadline.
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.