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Bills Come to Terms with First Round Pick Stephon Gilmore

The Bills announced they have signed first-round draft pick, cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

A source with knowledge of the situation told Albert Breer of NFL Network that Gilmore’s deal is for about $12.1 million over four years with a fifth-year option. All four years are guaranteed the source told Breer.

“It feels good to get it over with and I’m just ready to get back to work now,” Gilmore told

For Gilmore it was important to not be a first-round pick whose contract became a distraction.

“I love playing football and that’s the main reason I play so I wasn’t going to let (the contract) be a distraction,” he said. “I wasn’t really worried about it. I knew Buffalo was going to come through. Now I can just focus on football and do what I do.”

Gilmore becomes the seventh 2012 draft choice to sign with the club after six selections agreed to terms last week. Only second-round pick Cordy Glenn and third-round pick T.J. Graham have yet to sign with Buffalo.

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