Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is due for a contract extension, though probably not right away.
The Chargers are expected to work on a contract extension with Allen, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
But it doesn’t appear that an extension is coming until the Chargers first address free agency. Allen is heading into the fourth and final year of his rookie contract as a third-round pick in 2013, and he’s due to make $1.656 million this year. The Chargers are getting a bargain with Allen at that price, so they’re not in a big hurry to give him a new deal. They’d just like to get a new deal done before Allen hits free agency a year from now.
Allen suffered a season-ending kidney injury in Week Eight last season, but he’s expected to be fully healthy this season. Before he got hurt, Allen was off to an outstanding start in 2015: In eight games he had 67 catches for 725 yards and four touchdowns.