NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the veteran cornerback will show up for this week's mandatory minicamp, per a source informed of his plans. Gilmore sat out of Buffalo's organized team activities while mired in long-term contract talks with the front office.
Entering the final year of his rookie pact, Gilmore -- who underwent shoulder surgery in December -- is set to cost $11 million against the salary cap. He rolls into September as an unquestioned starter across from the talented Ronald Darby.
Whaley has made it a priority to re-sign his own key players, handing out rich deals to left tackle Cordy Glenn and defensive lineman Marcell Dareus. With the value coach Rex Ryan places on cornerbacks, we'd expect something to get done with Gilmore in time, but these are the kind of talks that could stretch into the season.
Other items from this week's rash of mandatory minicamps:
- Not the case in Miami, where safety Reshad Jones is taking his offseason holdout to the next level. Rapoport reported Monday that Jones plans to sit out this week's mandatory Dolphins practices as part of his quest for a new long-term deal. Jones is reportedly seeking more than $10 million per year.