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Bills, Allen to put off talks if no deal done by next week

The two sides have agreed to suspend talks once games begin so as not to serve as a distraction.
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen,left, talks with general manager Brandon Beane following practice at NFL football training camp in Orchard Park, N.Y., Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Bills general manager Brandon Beane tells The Associated Press he is giving himself until the start of Buffalo’s preseason schedule next week to negotiate a long-term extension with quarterback Josh Allen before putting off discussions until next year.

Beane says while a deal can still get done beyond that timeline, he adds the two sides have agreed to suspend talks once games begin so as not to serve as a distraction.

Time is on their side, with Allen's contract running through the end of the 2022 season after Buffalo picked up his fifth-year option in May. The Bills open their preseason schedule at Detroit on Aug. 13.

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) looks to pass during practice at NFL football training camp in Orchard Park, N.Y., on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)

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