Is Tom Brady about to have another old friend join him in Tampa Bay?
After Brady made his return to Foxboro last weekend, it was surprisingly announced on Wednesday that the Patriots were releasing Pro Bowl corner Stephon Gilmore.
A stunner: Patriots are releasing four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who was eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform List after Week 6, source tells ESPN. pic.twitter.com/31H8KQF8hq
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 6, 2021
After the Stephon Gilmore news was announced, the first thought by many was: how long will it take Tom Brady to recruit him to Tampa?
How long until Tom Brady recruits Stephon Gilmore to Tampa?
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 6, 2021
Stephon Gilmore hitting the open market mid-season is an amazing gift for a lot of teams.
Especially Tom Brady's team, his former teammate, that has a hospital ward open with all their injuries at CB. https://t.co/gOE8oCiUFs
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 6, 2021
*Leaked photo* Tom Brady heading to the Tampa airport to pick up Stephon Gilmore… pic.twitter.com/dox00CISWc
— DraftKings (@DraftKings) October 6, 2021
Tom Brady to Stephon Gilmore and all Patriots after giving Bill Belichick that shade hug in Foxborough to make the Buccaneers the Tampa Bay Patriots South pic.twitter.com/ROodbKjxSv
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) October 6, 2021
Tom Brady after hearing the Patriots are releasing Stephon Gilmore pic.twitter.com/Cb8qaPGVeI
— Lyndsey D'Arcangelo (@darcangel21) October 6, 2021
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Tom Brady-Stephon Gilmore reunion in the works?
Tom Brady and the Buccaneers could use to help to their battered secondary.
So far, the Buca are surviving. But it’s become apparent that the defense isn’t as dominant as it was last season, and a large part of that has to do with some injuries.
Stephon Gilmore wouldn’t be a fix-all for the Buccaneers, but it’s not a bad idea for the team to continue to stockpile talented players.
Make the call Tom.