The San Diego Chargers are expected to halt contract negotiations with wide receiver Keenan Allen until after the draft, according to the San Diego Union Tribune’s Michael Gehlken.
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Allen, 23, will be entering the final year of his 4-year, $2.81 million rookie contract, and is set to make $1.651 in 2016.
After being drafted with the 76th overall pick in 2013, Allen had a record-breaking rookie season, setting franchise rookie marks with 71 receptions for 1046 yards.
Also in that rookie campaign, Allen set a career-high for games played with 15, a mark that has yet to be surpassed.
In the 2015 season, Allen came out of the gates hot, catching 67 passes — the 3rd most in NFL history through eight games — for 725 yards before a lacerated kidney ended his year after only eight starts.
The Chargers have around $35 million in cap space after unloading four players last Thursday, but have to navigate negotiations with tight ends Ladarius Green and Antonio Gates as well.
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