It never made much financial sense for Stephon Gilmore to hold out of training camp.
And now, it appears, the Buffalo Bills' cornerback won't do that.
According to a report from ESPN's Josina Anderson, Gilmore is planning to be at camp when the Bills report to St. John Fisher College in Pittsford on Friday. The team's first practice is scheduled for Saturday.
Gilmore, 25, is heading into the final season of his rookie contract. He will earn $11.082 million in 2016.
Despite no new deal #Bills CB Stephon Gilmore told me, "I'm planning to go out to training camp. I know what I am. It'll happen eventually."
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 25, 2016
Last week, the NFL Network reported that contract talks between the team and Gilmore's representatives have stalled.
Clarity on 1 contract situation: Appears #Bills CB Stephon Gilmore is set to play out his last year of his deal. Talks haven’t progressed
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 22, 2016
Interestingly enough, there was a report last year that talks between the Bills and Marcell Dareus had stalled. Just about three weeks later, the two sides had hammered out a six-year contract extension worth potentially more than $100 million.
That goes to show that there is still plenty of time for the Bills and Gilmore to reach a deal.
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