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New England Patriots’ Stephon Gilmore reports to camp, placed on PUP

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Nov 29, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) talks with a member of the Arizona Cardinals prior to the start of the game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Cornerback Stephon Gilmore reported to New England Patriots training camp on schedule Thursday, dousing reports of an imminent holdout as he enters a contract year.

Gilmore will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. He is still recovering from surgery to repair a torn quadriceps muscle and ended last season on injured reserve after 11 games.

Gilmore, 30, skipped the Patriots’ mandatory minicamp and has made it clear he’s seeking a new deal. He is scheduled to make $7 million in base salary in 2021, the final year of his current contract.

Gilmore was a first-team All-Pro in New England in 2018 and 2019.

The 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Gilmore turns 31 in September.

–Field Level Media