Stephon Gilmore is eager to get back on the field.
The New England Patriots cornerback announced that he’s playing in Week 10 after missing the last three games due to a concussion and an ankle injury.
“I’m looking forward to it,” Gilmore said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN. “I feel good.”
Patriots doctors have been cautious with Gilmore. The cornerback wanted to play in Week 8 but the team ultimately decided to have him sit for an extended period of time with the off week coming in Week 9.
All signs point in his favor at returning on Sunday when the Patriots take on the reeling Denver Broncos.
Gilmore’s best game as a Patriot arguably was his last game suiting up. He’s confident that his game in Week 5 is a sign of more good things to come in New England.
“I feel like I got better. I felt comfortable that game,” Gilmore said. “The more you play, and the more you play with guys, you get more comfortable. I feel better. Week to week, you feel comfortable, you keep playing, communication, tackling, footwork, all that stuff gets better.”
Gilmore isn’t the only corner who is on pace at making a return. Eric Rowe returned to practice for the first time since injuring his groin in Week 4.
The Patriots’ defense has been picked on a lot this season. New England is hoping the of Gilmore and Rowe can help improve a soft defense.
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