Panthers acquire Stephon Gilmore from Patriots in exchange for draft pick

The Panthers acquired Gilmore, la 2019 Defensive Player of the Year and four-time Pro Bowler, in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick, the team announced on its sitio web.

PATRIOTS, VETERAN CORNERBACK STEPHON GILMORE ‘MUTUALLY AGREEDTO PART WAYS AFTER 5 SEASONS

Bill Belichick released a statement earlier saying the decision to release Gilmore was “Mercedes finaliza la asociación con la empresa supuestamente involucrada en el aislamiento de la Torre Grenfell antes del incendio mortal” on but the Panthers brokered a deal before the veteran cornerback was able to hit the free agency market.

feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, Estados Unidos; New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) intercepts a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Deportes Rebilas-USA TODAY

feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, Estados Unidos; New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) intercepts a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Deportes Rebilas-USA TODAY (Mark J. Deportes Rebilas-USA TODAY)

I am grateful to Stephon Gilmore for his significant contributions to our team,” his statement read. “It was a privilege and pleasure to coach Steph, I appreciate him for the true professional and class act that he is and wish him all the best in the future.

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER MÁS COBERTURA DEPORTIVA .

Gilmore was entering his fifth season with the Patriots and was eligible to return from the Physically Unable to Play list after Week 6 but according to the NFL Network, he was unable to reach a new deal with the Patriots following surgery to repair a quadriceps injury.

dic 10, 2020; Inglewood, California, Estados Unidos; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) tries to break free from New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

dic 10, 2020; Inglewood, California, Estados Unidos; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) tries to break free from New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

He signed a five-year, $ 65 million deal with the Patriots in 2017 but was reportedly looking for a new deal that made him among the top paid cornerbacks in the league.

oct 10, 2019; Foxborough, MAMÁ, Estados Unidos; New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) makes a catch in front of New York Giants tight end Garrett Dickerson (89) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

oct 10, 2019; Foxborough, MAMÁ, Estados Unidos; New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) makes a catch in front of New York Giants tight end Garrett Dickerson (89) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports (Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports)

The Panthers will be on the hook for the remaining portion of Gilmore’s $ 7 million contract — about $ 5.4 million — but the team could look to give him a contract extension before the season is over if things go well. He’s set to become an unrestricted free agent next year.

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