Gilmore grudgingly reports for Bills mandatory practices

BY foxsports • June 14, 2016

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore says he reported for the start of the team's three-day mandatory minicamp because he didn't want to get fined.

In speaking to reporters Tuesday for the first time this offseason, Gilmore cited the lack of progress in negotiations to extend his contract beyond next season as the reason he skipped Buffalo's voluntary spring sessions.

He also suggested there's a chance he might not show up for the start of training camp next month.

Buffalo's 2012 first-round draft pick is entering the final year of his contact, and set to have a base salary of just over $11 million.

Gilmore says he's placing less emphasis on practice because he doesn't want to risk being hurt for the start of the regular season.

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