August 2021 - Football Wiretap

Josh Allen, Bills To Cut Off Contract Talks By Week 1

Aug 3, 2021 1:02 AM

The Buffalo Bills plan on cutting off negotiations with Josh Allen on a contract extension if a deal isn't reached by Week 1.

"Josh and I are in lockstep on that," Brandon Beane said during a brief interview after practice. "There will be no negotiating in-season. At some point we will press the pause button."

The Bills bought themselves time on negotiations in May when they picked up the fifth-year option -- worth nearly $23 million -- of Allen's contact.

Allen opened training camp by saying he's not concerned about contract talks.

"Whether it happens or it doesn't happen, it's not going to change my approach to be the best teammate, the best leader I can be for this team and this organization," Allen said. "My focus is completely on the field."

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Carson Wentz Out 5-12 Weeks With Foot Surgery

Aug 2, 2021 5:56 PM

Carson Wentz will be out five to 12 weeks with surgery on his injured left foot.

Frank Reich said it's an old injury, possibly from high school, and a broken bone came loose in Wentz's foot.

"I think it was a gut punch for him for about two hours," Reich said.

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Nick Chubb, Browns Agree To Three-Year, $36.6M Extension

Aug 2, 2021 7:52 AM

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a three-year, $36.6 million contract extension with Nick Chubb.

Chubb's $20 million in guaranteed money is the seventh-highest total in the league among running backs.

Chubb has been the backbone of the Cleveland offense the past two seasons, averaging 5.25 yards per carry during that span.

Chubb missed four games in 2020 because of a knee injury, but he still finished seventh in the league with 1,070 rushing yards.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Bills Have Austin On Relocation List If Buffalo Doesn't Build Stadium

Aug 1, 2021 10:01 PM

The Buffalo Bills are trying to build a new $1.5 billion stadium and are seeking 100 percent funding from taxpayers for the construction. 

“An ownership source tells me that Austin is a possible destination – or threat – as one of the ‘other cities elsewhere that desire an NFL franchise and would pay handsomely for it,'” writes Seth Wickersham.

The Raiders were connected to a possible relocation to San Antonio before they eventually settled on Las Vegas.

Austin is a television market for both the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans and it is likely they would try to block a move of a third franchise in the state. 

Terry and Kim Pegula purchased the Bills in 2014.

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