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Details of Stephon Gilmore’s contract with Patriots emerge

03.09.17 at 4:11 pm ET
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The Patriots reportedly are giving a lot of money to Stephon Gilmore. (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA Today Sports)

The Patriots reportedly are giving a lot of money to Stephon Gilmore. (Timothy T. Ludwig/USA Today Sports)

The Patriots must really like Stephon Gilmore.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gilmore’s contract with the Patriots is for five years and $65 million with $40 million guaranteed.

This is a ton of money by Patriots standards.

He’s played his first five years in the league with the Bills after being the No. 10 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft out of South Carolina. In his career, Gilmore has 13 interceptions in 52 games.

Gilmore’s signing also is likely connected to Malcolm Butler and it’s worth wondering if Butler was seeking more than the $13 million per year Gilmore is getting.

The Patriots reportedly have been discussing an extension with Butler since last offseason, but haven’t been close to a deal.

For more on Butler’s future, click here.

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