Bengals owner Mike Brown expressed some doubt last week about the wisdom of signing quarterback Andy Dalton to a long-term extension, but it seems that he is trying to at least figure out how much it would cost before coming to a final decision.

Dalton was a guest of Rich Gannon and Bruce Murray on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Monday and was asked about where things stood on the contract front. Dalton said that there have been discussions about a new deal with the team and that he’s hopeful that they will result in a deal in the near future.