The Buffalo Bills are hoping to sign Cordy Glenn and Stephon Gilmore to long-term deals. According to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News, the Bills feel extending Glenn is "urgent". In a mailbag, Carucci writes the following:
"My understanding is that the Bills sent a proposal to Gilmore just before the start of the free-agency signing period on March 9 and are continuing to negotiate with his representative. But I’ve also heard that the Bills view getting a long-term deal with Glenn as being more urgent in order to spread his dollars over a longer span."
Glenn was franchised by the Bills and will have a cap hit of $13.7 million in 2016. By signing the left tackle long-term, Buffalo could significantly reduce his cap hit in 2016. How would the Bills like to structure Glenn's deal? Carucci stated, "Rather than have so much of it tied up in a lump sum, though, the Bills would prefer to structure something that would put more of the guaranteed money in bonuses that are amortized over the life of the agreement."
As for Gilmore, Carucci states that Bills are looking to pay the cornerback "$12-$12.5 million, on average, per season."
Locking up key players is important to any franchise and that's exactly what the Bills are attempting to do.null