Bills pick up 5th-year option on Stephon Gilmore’s contract

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have secured cornerback Stephon Gilmore through the 2016 season by exercising their right to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract.

The team announced the decision in a news release issued Tuesday, after the Bills opened a three-day voluntary veteran minicamp.

Gilmore has been a three-year starter in Buffalo since being selected with the 10th pick in the 2012 draft out of South Carolina. He had a career-best three interceptions last season.

Overall, Gilmore has six interceptions and has been credited with 32 passes defended in 41 career games, including 39 starts.