Colts sign Stephon Gilmore

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The top available free agent has found his next team.

Veteran cornerback Stephon Gilmore is signing with the Colts.

Gilmore was the No. 18 player on our list of the NFL’s Top 100 free agents, and the highest-ranked player who wasn’t already spoken for. (Tyrann Mathieu is now our top-ranked available player.)

Last season Gilmore was traded by the Patriots to the Panthers and struggled through injuries, eventually playing only half the season and usually not starting when he did play. But at his best he’s been one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, and in 2019 he was the league’s defensive player of the year.

Gilmore will turn 32 in September, but the Colts still think he has something left, and after acquiring Matt Ryan, the Colts have now made another move that shows they view themselves as contenders in win-now mode.

29 responses to “Colts sign Stephon Gilmore

  1. Gotta watch out for the Colts this year…strong strong run game , decent QB, decent WR’s and a pretty good defense already. Definitely a team to see in the playoffs.

  2. It’s a moderated version…it’s like buying at the normal small town mall versus buying along Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills….the Colts, in their own way, are trying to replicate the Rams.

  3. Irsay is running out of time. Matt Ryan gets you nothing but a pick between 18-14 next year. QB purgatory

  4. I see Chris Ballard has finally woken up from his winter sleep… A good start but more needs to be done for the defensive backfield… Next on the list.. wide receivers… Tight ends.. offensive line depth especially at left tackle.. and some more depth in the interior of the defensive line… Welcome back Chris

  5. Good for him choosing Indy over LA. Prob wants to earn a ring instead of having some owner just buy him one.

  6. But at his best he’s been one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL…sadly, his best only shows up about 4 games per season.

  7. Colts arrow is pointing straight down and will soon have the highest paid RB, OG and LB in the NFL. Good luck with that with that recipe.

    I’d much rather be a Texans or Jags fan right now.

  8. bostonblows says:
    April 15, 2022 at 11:29 am
    Colts arrow is pointing straight down and will soon have the highest paid RB, OG and LB in the NFL. Good luck with that with that recipe.

    I’d much rather be a Texans or Jags fan right now.

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    I don’t know what they put in the water up there in Boston, but the Colts have been more competitive each year – a nice upward trajectory. Who knows how this year plays out, but the Jags and Texans have no trajectory whatsoever.

    Just comes to show that all of the sour Boston fans are still angry about the Peyton-Brady comparisons in years past.

  9. thurmanmerman99 says:
    April 15, 2022 at 10:09 am
    Finally spending some of that cap money. It’s about time. Keep it going.
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    It may not be the most fun, but it is way smarter for teams to wait til the big spenders are done throwing money around and finding value in FA.

  10. lol.

    he chose losing and more money over winning in cincy or vegas

    horrible choice for him and the colts at age 32

  11. mrmajestyk says:
    April 15, 2022 at 1:20 pm
    BB knows when to move on from DB’s. Drafting WR’s on the other hand ….

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    He doesn’t draft WRs. It’s why he rarely has drafted them in the early 30s.

    He’s done it twice in 20 years.

  12. mrmajestyk says:
    April 15, 2022 at 1:20 pm
    BB knows when to move on from DB’s. Drafting WR’s on the other hand

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    Somewhere JC Jackson is laughing

  13. Colts are going nowhere. Matt Ryan is close to done, receivers are average at best, good o line but their defense isn’t anything special either.

    Pretty obvious Gilmore wanted money way more than winning. Should have gone to Cincinnati, maybe Tennessee. Even Vegas would have been a better option to win.

  14. mrmajestyk says:
    April 15, 2022 at 1:20 pm
    BB knows when to move on from DB’s. Drafting WR’s on the other hand
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    Know’s when to move on? Is that why he just bought Malcolm Butler back after multiple teams cut him? FYI, Gilmore’s trade stock would’ve been the highest after the 2019 season. BB kept him around for 2020 and then traded him for a sixth round pick. So much winning. Right?

  15. nhpats2011 says:
    April 15, 2022 at 1:43 pm
    mrmajestyk says:
    April 15, 2022 at 1:20 pm
    BB knows when to move on from DB’s. Drafting WR’s on the other hand

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    Somewhere JC Jackson is laughing

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    Somewhere Chargers fans will be upset Jackson will be worse in LA than in NE and BB will sit back smiling knowing he didn’t overpay after making yet another udfa a multi millionaire.

  16. I would say The Colts were in win-now mode with Matt Ryan if it were 2016

  17. Exactly. Matt Ryan is going into his 15th year and has declined over the past 3 years. Plus he’s throwing to TY Hilton who’s also old and their top receiver is Michael Pittman Jr.

    Wow what a juggernaut they’re going to be lol. That’s why the lost to Jacksonville when all they had to do to make the playoffs was beat the worst team in the league. Good luck colts fans!

  18. Gilmore may suffer a neck injury from watching these young wide receivers fly by him.

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