For the past few weeks, one New England player has been stealing all the headlines as fans wonder about his future.
Patriots star defensive back Stephon Gilmore made it clear this offseason that he wants a new contract. Although he hasn’t received a new contract just yet, he didn’t let that stop him from reporting to camp.
According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Gilmore “was present when team veterans reported to training camp” this week.
Yates also revealed that Gilmore will be starting camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list after suffering a season-ending injury during the 2020 campaign.
Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore was present when team veterans reported to training camp, per source.
He will begin camp on PUP after a season-sending injury in 2020.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 22, 2021
Negotiations between Gilmore and New England started heating up as training camp approached.
Per Michael Girardi of NFL Network, Gilmore is considering two different contract options. He’s reportedly looking for a long-term multi-year extension. He would also accept a salary bump for the upcoming season, which is currently the last year on his contract.
Gilmore is set to earn $7 million as his base salary for the 2021 season. That’s a remarkably low figure for someone as talented as he is.
We’ll have to wait and see if he is back on the field for 2021.