Stephon Gilmore appreciates wearing No. 24

FOXBORO — Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore is going to have to play lights out to live up to his five-year, $65 million contract. Now, he'll also have to do right by his jersey number. Gilmore talked cornerback Cyrus Jones into giving up his No. 24, which the Patriots' prized offseason acquisition wore in Buffalo. So Gilmore will follow respected greats such as Patriots Hall of Famer Ty Law and Super Bowl XLIX champion Darrelle Revis. "I just always wanted the number," Gilmore said today. "That’s what number a lot of guys I looked up to wore so that’s one number that I always loved." Gilmore said Champ Bailey was one of his favorite cornerbacks while growing up, and he also admires fellow

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