Brandon Beane to put deadline on Josh Allen extensions talks

The Bills general manager joined the "Howard and Jeremy Show" ahead of Monday's practice in Orchard Park

The Buffalo Bills are in the thick of their training camp slate, as they get prepared for the 2021 season.

One of the stories that's been a constant talking point amongst Bills fans this offseason, and throughout training camp, is the ongoing extension negotiations between the team and quarterback Josh Allen.

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Allen has two seasons left under his rookie contract before he can become an unrestricted free agent. Bills general manager Brandon Beane said that the team will likely put an artificial deadline on contract negotiations with Allen before the season starts.

"At the end of the day, we'll probably put a deadline on it, at some point here in the preseason," Beane said during his appearance on the "Howard and Jeremy Show" on Monday. "I don't like to carry that stuff into the season. ... We haven't put a specific date on it."

Beane went on to say both him and Allen have been on the same page during the whole process.

"Hopefully we can get something done this year," Beane said. "Josh knows him and I have had great conversations this spring, and summer, about it. He'll play it out this year, even if we can't get something done. I promised him if we can't get [an extension] done that we'll pick it up as soon as we get to next offseason and try again."

Beane also offered an update on the status of offensive linemen Dion Dawkins and Ike Boettger. While both are currently on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, Beane said he expects both of them to be back at some point this week.

Speaking about the offensive line in general, Beane offered some insight into how the Bills are trying to leave the struggles that the unit faced last season in the past.

"It's more just trying to get everyone in-sync and on the same page," Beane said. "It's repetition, it's timing. We do have some competition [on the offensive line], so we'll use these preseason games early to figure out who's going to be the starting five and who'll be the backups and letting the unit of five get reps and communicate."

You can listen to Beane's entire interview during the "Howard and Jeremy Show" below:

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