Packers fans (and Davante Adams) perked up with news that cornerback Stephon Gilmore is available

JR Radcliffe
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epa07142055 New England Patriots corner back Stephon Gilmore (L) blocks the ball from Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davonte Adams (R) during the first quarter of the NFL American football game between the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA, 04 November 2018.  EPA-EFE/CJ GUNTHER

Packers fans are holding their breath waiting to see the long-term prognosis for star cornerback Jaire Alexander after he left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury ... and now an all-pro cornerback just happens to be available?

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Patriots are set to release Stephon Gilmore, who has been on the physically unable to perform list with a quad injury and eligible to play in Week 6. 

UPDATE: Well, that was fun while it lasted, but Gilmore has been traded to the Carolina Panthers.

Schefter added that Gilmore could not agree to terms with a restructured contract. Gilmore just happens to have been named NFL Defensive Player of the Year as recently as 2019.

You know who else took notice aside from Packers fans? Davante Adams.

The Packers' star receiver threw in a "Call me" response on Gilmore's Instagram post where Gilmore thanked the fans and organization.

It's already a response heard around social media.

The interest with the Packers appeared to be mutual, too. 

Gilmore was the first cornerback to win Defensive Player of the Year since Charles Woodson in 2009 with the Packers. He's a two-time first-team All Pro and a four-time Pro Bowler who just turned 31 years old.

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