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Posted May 18, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
By PFW staff

Updated 11:53 a.m. ET on Friday, May 18

The Bills have agreed to a contract with CB Stephon Gilmore, the 10th overall pick in last month’s NFL draft. Gilmore is the second player picked in the top 10 to agree to a deal.

According to Albert Breer of, Gilmore’s contract is for $12.1 million over four years, with a fifth-year option. Last year’s No. 10 pick, Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert, signed a deal for four years, $12 million.

“It feels good to get it over with and I’m just ready to get back to work now,” Gilmore told the Bills' website. He is the seventh of the team’s nine draft choices to agree to a deal.

“I love playing football and that’s the main reason I play so I wasn’t going to let (the contract) be a distraction,” Gilmore 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.”

On Friday, the Bills announced that second-round OT Cordy Glenn signed his contract. Glenn, who played guard and tackle at Georgia, will compete with 2011 rookie Chris Hairston to start at left tackle this season.

Last week, the Panthers agreed to terms with LB Luke Kuechly, the ninth pick in the draft.

Read Stephon Gilmore's full scouting report here

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