The New England Patriots have decided to cut star cornerback Stephon Gilmore after a restructured contract could not be agreed to. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the news.
A stunner: Patriots are releasing four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who was eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform List after Week 6, source tells ESPN. pic.twitter.com/31H8KQF8hq
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 6, 2021
Gilmore had not played yet this season for the Patriots, as he was sidelined with a quad injury. Cutting Gilmore gives the Patriots’ cap space as they had $54,000 before the move.
The 31-year-old, South Carolina product is a four-time Pro Bowler, two-time All-Pro, 2019 Defensive Player of the Year and one-time Super Bowl champ. He has 114 passes defended and 25 interceptions in his career. His interception against Jared Goff in Super Bowl LIII helped seal the game for the Patriots.
There are reportedly going to be many teams in the market for Gilmore according to Schefter.