Thursday, May 17, 2012

Bills agree to terms with first-rounder CB Gilmore


The Bills took another step in an offseason of progress Thursday, signing first-round draft pick Stephon Gilmore.

According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the former South Carolina cornerback will make "about $12.1 million" over four years.

“I love playing football and that’s the main reason I play, so I wasn’t going to let (the contract) be a distraction,” Gilmore told “I wasn’t really worried about it. I knew Buffalo was going to come through."

The Bills selected Gilmore at No. 10 overall before releasing veteran cornerback Drayton Florence, making Gilmore a likely starter when the 2012 season rolls around.

"Now I can just focus on football and do what I do," Gilmore said.

Gilmore had a good rookie camp, and while he'll certainly have the standard learning curve to overcome, he'll bolster a secondary in need of help.

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