Colts signing Gilmore to reported 2-year, $23M deal

Posted: 15/04/2022 in NFL
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The Indianapolis Colts are signing free-agent cornerback Stephon Gilmore, he told Josina Anderson of CBS Sports.

Gilmore, 31, has agreed to a two-year, $23-million deal that includes $14 million guaranteed, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Los Angeles Rams were also reportedly pursuing the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year.

The New England Patriots traded Gilmore to the Carolina Panthers for a sixth-round pick in October. He missed the first half of the season with a quad injury while with the Patriots but quickly returned to form with Carolina, finishing as PFF‘s 12th-ranked cornerback while making eight appearances.

Gilmore, a five-time Pro Bowler, joins an ascendant Colts defense that boasts two other All-Pros in linebacker Darius Leonard and defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, as well as a new coordinator in Gus Bradley.

Indianapolis finished tied for ninth in points per game in 2021 (21.5) and second in turnovers (33).

The AFC South club has focused on reinforcing its defense this offseason, trading for pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue and adding safety Rodney McLeod and cornerback Brandon Facyson.

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