Report: Gilmore open to extension or 1-year salary bump
New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore is open to taking either a multi-year extension or a one-year bump in salary to address his current contract's issues, NFL Network's Michael Giardi reports.
However, the two sides haven't progressed toward an agreement recently, according to MMQB's Albert Breer.
Gilmore's entering the final year of his deal and is due to earn $7.74 million, which ranks 26th among cornerbacks, per Over The Cap.
The veteran didn't participate in New England's offseason program or mandatory minicamp. Gilmore played in 11 games in 2020 before having season-ending knee surgery in late December. He’s currently still rehabbing from the injury.
After Gilmore won Defensive Player of the Year in 2019, the Patriots moved $4.5 million of his 2021 base salary into 2020 to appease him.
New England will begin training camp on July 27. Players holding out of camp will be fined $50,000 per day, and teams can no longer waive the fines under the new collective bargaining agreement.