Official: Bills pick up fifth-year option on Stephon Gilmore
The Buffalo Bills have confirmed that they have picked up the fifth-year option on CB Stephon Gilmore.
The Bills GM Doug Whaley indicated the team planned to exercise the club option at the NFL owners meetings last month. Buffalo had until May 3rd to exercise the option. The fifth-year option serves as a one-year extension for Gilmore that carries his current contract through the 2016 season. The Bills have every intention of signing the cornerback to a long-term extension.
“Because we’ve drafted so well (our attention) turns to our own players,” said Whaley on the John Murphy Show in the wake of their busy signing period in March. “Marcell Dareus, Cordy Glenn, Nigel Bradham, Stephon Gilmore, they will be our free agency next year.”