ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Stephon Gilmore has developed into one of the top corner backs in the NFL and now he wants to be paid like it. Gilmore is entering the final year of his contract and he missed all of Bills OTA’s.
Gilmore was present at the first day of Bills minicamp but his helmet was not. He was a casual observer on the sidelines and that will probably continue the rest of the week.
“I probably won’t be doing nothing these three days…some individual and working on my craft after practice,” Gilmore said.
He said he is not frustrated with how contract negotiations are going and was asked if he will show up on time for training camp.
“I am going to compete when I get there and I am going to work on my craft at training camp and carry that over to the season and have a great year and see what happens.”
Karlos Williams was also absent from OTA’s and showed up to minicamp carrying some extra weight. He says he will get back to where he needs to be.
“We have a good month before we head to camp so they know what they are doing to get me back to where I need to be,” Williams said. “Going through walkthroughs and individuals and getting back to football basics and being on the bike is going to help my body for the month of July and that training camp.”
Rex Ryan said he was disappointed with the extra weight his running back was carrying.
“We do have to be slow with him, that’s why I wasn’t putting him out here full-speed,” the head coach said. “He went through some individual drills and things but we put him with Eric Ciano, our strength coach, and we’re trying to get him going a little bit and get him to where he needs to be, start training and things.”
Willaims had a child this offseason and said when his fiance was hungry, he would eat too.