Gilmore ready to bounce back in 2014 with Bills

Former Gamecock and current Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore signs an autograph for fans at Garnet and Black Traditions in Cayce on Saturday.

COLUMBIA (WACH)- Former Gamecock cornerback Stephon Gilmore is ready to bounce back in a big way in 2014 for the Buffalo Bills.

After fracturing his wrist and missing the first five games of the 2013 season, the Rock Hill native is healthy and ready to contribute to a team that is on the rise in the AFC East.

"We're an upcoming program," Gilmore said. "We're trying to get back to the days when the Bills were in the playoffs and Super Bowl."

Gilmore's newest teammate will be an adjustment. The Bills selected Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft giving Buffalo two former Tigers on offense now with C.J. Spiller in the backfield.

"I tell them we keep getting all these Clemson guys, we need to get some more Gamecock guys," Gilmore said. "(Watkins) is going to help us win games. He's a great receiver."

The Bills finished 6-10 last season.