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Bills CB Stephon Gilmore Unlikely To Attend OTAs, Two Sides Working On Long-Term Deal

Tyler Dunne of The Buffalo News reports that Bills CB Stephon Gilmore does not plan to be in attendance for the start of voluntary OTAs this week.

Dunne stresses that this shouldn’t be considered a holdout, given that OTA’s are voluntary, and a source has told him that Gilmore will continue to train in Charlotte and Miami in the coming weeks.

However, the two sides are believed to be continuing to work on a long-term extension that would keep Gilmore in Buffalo for the foreseeable future, according to Dunne.

Bills GM Doug Whaley previously mentioned that Gilmore was among the players they would like to lock up to long-term deals in the coming months. Buffalo has already signed LT Cordy Glenn to a sizable extension, so it’s possible that Gilmore could be next in line for a new deal.

Gilmore, 25, was taken with the No. 10 overall pick by the Bills back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract, but the Bills elected to pick up his fifth-year option last year, which will pay him $11 million for the 2016 season.

In 2015, Gilmore appeared in 12 games and recorded 36 tackles, three interceptions, and 18 pass defenses for the Bills. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 cornerback out of 111 qualifying players.

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