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Stephon Gilmore is doubtful to return after non-contact knee injury in Week 15

The Patriots will be without their star cornerback for the rest of Week 15 and possibly longer

New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) breaks up a pass to Denver Broncos receiver DaeSean Hamilton (17) during the second half at Gillette Stadium.  Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Last year’s defensive player of the year, Stephon Gilmore, went down with a non-contact knee injury and is doubtful to return, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The “non-contact” part of this injury along with a quick doubtful designation is a bad sign.

The Patriots are up 6-0 at halftime against the Dolphins and rookie Tua Tagovailoa.