Patriots

Patriots

The Patriots' reported contract agreement with Bills All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore apparently was just as lightning-quick as it seemed.

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CSN's Mike Giardi reported that the deal came together Thursday morning . . .

And that it may affect Malcolm Butler's future in Foxboro, since the fact Gilmore's reportedly receiving $14 million a season while Butler has been unhappy with the Pats' financial offers since last offseason probably won't go down too well . . .