New England also placed the following players on the Active/PUP list: DT Byron Cowart, LB Terez Hall, TE Dalton Keene, ST Brandon King, WR Devin Smith, QB Jarrett Stidham, and OLB Chase Winovich. (Mike Reiss)
Gilmore is coming off a season-ending quad injury in 2020. He will count against the active roster while on the list but is eligible to come off at any time.
The veteran cornerback didn’t attend minicamp this spring as the two sides are still working toward an extension agreement, so being in attendance when veterans reported to training camp is a good sign the two sides have potentially progressed on a deal.
Earlier this week, Albert Breer reported that there has been no recent progress on the contract situation between the Patriots and Gilmore.
However, Breer explained that people from both sides have been on vacation and with the start of camp looming, the time to get something done is approaching.
In a recent interview, Gilmore said he just wants what he’s worth. The tone from both sides has been optimistic about reaching a resolution, but until they do a trade can’t be ruled out.
Gilmore, 30, 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 for the 2016 season.
Gilmore would later depart for a five-year, $65 million contract that includes $31 million guaranteed with the Patriots. He stands to make a base salary of $7 million in 2021.
In 2020, Gilmore appeared in 11 games for the Patriots and recorded 37 tackles, one interception, a forced fumble and three passes defended.