Bills will pick up fifth-year option on Stephon Gilmore
The Buffalo Bills have picked up the $11.082 million fifth-year option on cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
The fifth-year option is built into the contracts of first-round picks and can be exercised by a team prior to May 3 of his fourth season. The amount of the option is equal to the transition tag at his position this offseason.
Gilmore’s $11.082 million salary in 2016 is not fully guaranteed until the start of the league year next March. It is highly likely that the Bills would negotiate an extension with Gilmore in order to lower his 2016 cap number and keep him in Buffalo long term.