Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley says the "lines of communication are open" with both quarterback Tyrod Taylor and cornerback Stephon Gilmore -- two players entering the 2016 season in the final year of their respective contracts.

"All contract situations are usually a long, drawn-out process, and we'll see where it goes," Whaley said Friday before the first day of training camp. Both Taylor and Gilmore are present for camp, even as they seen long-term deals. Gilmore has said looking in the ballpark of the record-setting contract signed by Josh Norman.

Whaley wouldn't speculate on when either or both of the deals would get done, only saying that negotiations are ongoing. The Bills have the option to franchise tag them both as well (though Gilmore said today "Nobody wants to be tagged, but if it happens, it happens. I'm not the first for it to happen to and I won't be the last so I'll deal with that when the time comes.")