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Report: Bills won't use franchise tag on Stephon Gilmore

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Posted at 11:48 PM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 23:48:45-05

Stephon Gilmore's time with the Buffalo Bills could be coming to an end. 

According to a report in the Buffalo News, the Bills are not planning on placing the franchise tag on Gilmore before Wednesday's 4:00 p.m. deadline. 

Last season Gilmore set career marks in both interceptions [5] and defended passes [12]. It was by no means a perfect season after a rocky start, but Gilmore progressed as the year continued. 

Quick facts:

Age: 26 (turns 27 in September)

2016 Stats: 15 games, 48 tackles, 12 passes defended, 5 interceptions

Career Stats: 68 games played, 226 tackles, 62 passes defended, 14 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles

Here's 7 Eyewitness News Sports Director and Bills Beat reporter Joe Buscaglia thoughts on Gilmore.