Bears Pushing To Sign Stephon Gilmore

Cornerback Stephon Gilmore drew a connection to the Bears last week, and now that the legal tampering period has begun, the club is making a “big push” to sign him, reports Sporting News’ Alex Marvez (Twitter link).

Stephon Gilmore (vertical)

The Bears have a crying need at corner, so adding the accomplished Gilmore would go a long way toward fixing their issues. The five-year veteran possesses an impressive NFL resume, having racked up 68 appearances, 66 starts and 14 picks with the Bills since going in the first round of the 2012 draft. The 26-year-old Gilmore started in each of his appearances (15) for the third straight season and notched a career-high five interceptions in 2016. However, after ranking as one of Pro Football Focus’ 10 best corners in 2015, he dropped to 61st (among 112 qualifiers) last season.

Despite an arguably disappointing 2016, Gilmore undoubtedly stands as one of the best players set to the market. PFR’s Zach Links ranks Gilmore 10th overall in this year’s class, and he’s somewhere in the top three corners with the Texans’ A.J. Bouye and the Patriots’ Logan Ryan. As is the case with Gilmore, the Bears have interest in Bouye. Clearly, then, they’re going big-game hunting in the secondary.

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12 comments on “Bears Pushing To Sign Stephon Gilmore

  1. signing Gilmore is only a start , resign Jeffrey, sign a.j boyne , sign Campbell, as well as Patterson from Arizona then we talking by adding this key player’s to what we already have…. Playoffs for sure trade the 2nd and 4th round picks to new England and get garoppolo, draft Allen in the 1st round , pepper’s if he is still there in the 3rd , wr with the 4th , 5th te , 6th ol, 7th wr if they are able to get this done chicago will be good an young for yrs to come ….. DA MONSTER’S OF THE MIDWAY HAS AWAKEN. ….DON’T FEED THE ANIMALS. ..WE WARNED U…

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    • Yanks2425

      lol dream on

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    • slasky

      Too much cap to get all that. Plus NE is holding out for a 1st, Bears won’t get him, unfortunately. Sounding like Glennon now anyways

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    • CriminalMethod

      No way peppers is still around in the third. He won’t make it into the second. He had a great combine. Plus that’s way too many signings in one offseason. They would cripple themselves financially if they blew through all that cap space.

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    • justinept

      Might as well sign 1984 Dan Marino, too

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    • ChiTownFanTilDeath

      Dream On is right, besides, only Patterson worth while as a Free Agent played for Minnesota not Arizona.

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    • cuban1

      Garoppolo for a 2nd

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    • @Law

      What a bunch of nonsense. Ok we will just call New England and they will just take a 2nd and 4th for us. No one else will beat that offer right? And Peppers will just be sitting there by the phone for is in the 3rd round. Ok. Whatever you say

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  2. CriminalMethod

    Gilmore will help the defense a ton. The secondary was a mess last year. I would love for them to target Jamal Adams with the third since Jonathan Allen is dropping on everyone’s draft board.

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  3. I know the bears won’t be able to get all of these player’s I will settle for Gilmore, boyne at cb Tony petterson at ss and Campbell dl , I’ll take Kaepernick at qb he would be cheap and take mitch at qb in the first and resign Jeffrey the bears have enough cap to get this done
    an still have some left over after we cut tie’s with royal and cutler also releasing Houston will free up plenty more cap , it’s not
    a dream by along Shot but knowing the bears track record they will blow it like always. ..I guess we will see stay toned..lmfao

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    • cuban1

      As a packers fan, id love the signing of kaepernick. Re-signing jeffrey would be wasted money because kap couldnt hit water if he fell out of a boat. Not to mention, he still cant read a defense to save his life.

      Anyone notice how michael crabtree and vernon davis were on life support with 9ers, rejuvenated once they got a real qb. Torrey smith may not have a huge season, but i guarantee with even a half decent qb he has a bounce back year.

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    • slasky

      Doesn’t seem like Jefferson or Campbell are in the mix. Sounds like Swearinger instead of Jefferson, which is fine almost same grade out in 2016 and will be cheaper and about same age. No way we get Bouye and Gilmore though.

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