The New England Patriots and cornerback Stephon Gilmore plan to sit down down earlier than coaching camp to deal with the 2019 Defensive Participant of the 12 months’s contract, in line with ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Gilmore skipped mandatory minicamp and voluntary organized group actions attributable to his discontent together with his contract, per The Athletic and the Boston Herald. He expressed his frustration on social media, however has not spoken brazenly to demand a brand new contract.
Gilmore is taking part in on the ultimate 12 months of a five-year, $65 million deal, which he signed in 2017. As a result of New England gave him a elevate in 2020, Gilmore’s contract will lead to a $16.2 million cap hit in 2021, per Spotrac.com. He’ll obtain solely $7.7 million in new cash, nonetheless.
Per @JFowlerESPN on SportsCenter:
The Patriots and Stephon Gilmore plan to sit down down earlier than coaching camp and probably hammer out a deal. There hasn’t been any commerce traction across the league, as a result of the Patriots did not do sufficient to shore up the CB place.
— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) July 8, 2021
New England has cornerbacks Gilmore, J.C. Jackson, Jalen Mills, Jonathan Jones, Myles Bryant, Joejuan Williams and Michael Jackson, amongst others.