Chargers Close to Contract Extension for Keenan Allen

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San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen dives to catch a ball against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 30. Courtesy of San Diego Chargers Facebook.

The San Diego Chargers are getting increasingly close to signing star wide receiver Keenan Allen to a multi-year extension, according to multiple reports.

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According to Mike Garofolo of Fox Sports 1, the Chargers’ offer to Allen is a little more than $10 million a year, which would make him the highest paid Chargers’ receiver, and would make him one of the highest paid receivers in the NFL.

Allen, who is entering the final year of his four-year rookie deal, had a breakout 2015 campaign, hauling in 67 catches for 725 yards in eight games for the Bolts.

The team announced earlier in the offseason that while they hoped to sign Allen, they would not rush negotiations.

After the completion of the NFL Draft, and filling most of their team needs, the Chargers can now focus their attention on locking up their star wideout for the long haul, as they hope to sign him to a four-or five-year deal.

Along with newly signed receiver Travis Benjamin, Antonio Gates and rookie tight end Hunter Henry, the Bolts’ passing attack could again be one of the most prolific in the league.

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