Former Gamecock standout Stephon Gilmore will miss at least the first 6 games of the NFL Season.
Gilmore, 30, has been recovering from a torn quad suffered in Week 15 of last season. The injury required offseason surgery.
Gilmore also had skipped the Patriots' mandatory minicamp in June over displeasure with his contract, which calls for him to earn a base salary of $7 million in 2021, the final year of his contract. But he reported to training camp on time and has been an activate participant in team meetings, according to coaches.