Patriots agree to terms with CB Stephon Gilmore

Gilmore’s deal with the Patriots is expected to be in the neighborhood of $14 million per season, which is about on par with what the market’s top cornerback was expected to get. We’ve seen the Patriots make a play for the market’s top corner before when they signed Darrelle Revis to a two-year deal for $32 million. That one was effectively a one-year deal with $12 million the first season and a $20 million option for the second that the team declined.

Anyway, this makes their secondary one of the best in the AFC, enough to rival Denver. The thing to keep an eye on now are the reports of a potential trade brewing with the Saints that would send their other starting corner, Malcolm Butler, to New Orleans in exchange for WR Brandin Cooks.

The team’s first-round game against Illinois had been scheduled for noon. The game tipped not much later than that: at 12:28 p.m., not four hours after UM landed.

Michigan’s game uniforms were stuck in the cargo hold of the aircraft and, therefore, left behind for investigators in Michigan. So the team wore practice jerseys and shorts.

Go back and read about that game and it will still make you upset. Wichita didn’t deserve to see UK in the second round in 2014, and neither team deserves to see each other now. This is why Wichita may be looking for a bigger conference and why Calipari will never stop going in on the committee. If you care about the sport even 1 percent, this so obviously doesn’t make sense.

The Patriots aren’t messing around this offseason. Hightower was key to New England’s defensive success last year, and he’ll return to the Patriots despite generating interest from the Jets and Steelers on the open market. Hightower returns to New England on a four-year, $43.5 million deal with $19 million in guaranteed money.23