Patriots rule Stephon Gilmore out (concussion) amid confusion

New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets with a concussion on Saturday amid confusing circumstances.

Gilmore had not been listed on the injury report at any point during the week and was not in the league’s concussion protocol at any point either, according to a report from Michael Giardi of NBC Sports Boston. So nobody can figure out when exactly he might have suffered a concussion.

The Patriots gave Gilmore a five-year, $65 million contract during the offseason to be the offseason to be their new No. 1 cornerback. However, that experiment experienced some bumps and bruises in the early going, as the Patriots secondary struggled with communications issues that led to massive coverage breaks.

Gilmore played a starring role in those struggles but the entire unit seemed to rebound in a big way in a Week 5 win on Thursday Night Football over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Shadowing Buccaneers star Mike Evans across the field, Gilmore bottled up Evans to the tune of just 5 catches for 49 yards on the night.

It didn’t appear that he was hurt at any point during that contest and if he were, league rules would have required for him to both be entered into the concussion protocol and included on the injury report. The same would have been required if he suffered that injury at any point during the practice week, so it’ll be interesting to hear the explanation for the injury.

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