Stephon Gilmore hopes to do more next week

AP

The Bills have been down a couple of corners during team drills this spring because of hip surgeries, but one of them is hopeful that his absence from the practice field will come to an end sooner rather than later.

Stephon Gilmore has been recuperating from his hip operation and taking part in individual work during the Bills’ practices with designs on stepping things up when the team holds minicamp next week.

“In minicamp they might let me [do team drills],” Gilmore said, via the team’s website. “I can go out there and practice, but we’re being smart about it.”

With Leodis McKelvin also sidelined after hip surgery, being smart about it might mean keeping everyone limited until camp. Having both your starting corners healthy is more important in August and September than it is to have them doing their first on-field work of the offseason just as it is drawing to a close.