Thursday July 31st, 2014

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton thinks its not a matter of "if" but "when" his contract extension is completed, according to a report Wednesday from Dan Hanzus of NFL.com.

The fourth-year QB, a Pro Bowl pick in 2011, said he's "confident" it will get done but doesn't have a timetable for when it will happen, according to the report: 

"I'm confident. And both sides are working on it. We haven't given a deadline, we haven't talked about a deadline. We don't expect it to get to that point, but if it does, it does."

The 26-year-old has one year remaining on his rookie deal, and Bengals owner Mike Brown has said he would use the franchise tag on him if a deal can't get done. He did say though that Dalton will be the "quarterback here for the immediate future." 

Dalton set career-highs last year for passing yards (4,293), touchdowns (33) and passer rating (88.8). 

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