Stephon Gilmore's season is officially over after the Buffalo Bills placed the cornerback on the injured reserve. The cornerback was one player who thrived in Rex Ryan's defense in 2015 and was arguably the team's defensive MVP this season.
Gilmore suffered a shoulder injury against the Houston Texans in Week 13. The Bills cornerback will be having surgery on the shoulder in the near future. He finishes the 2015 season with 36 tackles, three interceptions and 18 passes defensed.
Buffalo picked up Gilmore's fifth-year option back in April and the cornerback will make a shade over $11 million in 2016. In the offseason, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Bills try to sign Gilmore to a long-term deal.
Taking Gilmore's spot on the roster is defensive end Max Valles. Valles was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL draft and has spent the entire season on their practice squad. Valles, 6'4" and 250 lbs., is known for his athleticism. It'll be interesting to see if the Bills give the defensive end any playing time in the final three weeks of the season.