The Cortez Allen Era Needs to Be Over in Pittsburgh

The strange situation in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ secondary took yet another odd turn when they decided to place Cortez Allen on the Injured Reserve list. The move was part of bringing WR/QB Tyler Murphy to the active roster earlier in the day. In terms of salary cap number, Allen is the Steelers’ fourth-highest player. In terms of his ability to play cornerback, the jury is...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cortez Allen’s Knee May Be Worse Than We Think

Like many of you, when I saw that Steelers’ cornerback Cortez Allen would not play today due to a knee issue I wasn’t all that surprised. I say this because it just seems to be something we expect to hear when it comes to Allen but what I’m also hearing might be worse. I was told prior to kickoff that Allen’s knee injury might not be the type that just keeps him out a game...
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September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Decision With Cortez Allen is More Than Just Money

If Steelers’ beleaguered cornerback Cortez Allen is still on the roster as of June 1st, he receives a $3 million roster bonus. Will the team want to pay him that much for being a likely back-up and special teams player? If they cut him prior to June 1st, they can save some money. His dead money would be less than $2 million this year and would be just over $4 million in 2016. With...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cortez Allen’s Nightmare Season Reached New Levels Against Colts

To say that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen had a bad game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts would a huge understatement. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to recall a game played so poorly by a Steelers cornerback. Allen, who signed a four year contract extension worth $24.6 million just prior to the start of the […] Cortez Allen’s Nightmare Season Reached...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Did the Steelers Waste $26 Million on Cortez Allen?

Cortez Allen will be an awfully expensive nickel back Monday night when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. The Steelers agreed to pay Allen 520 million nickels, or $26 million, over the next five years. But because of his lackluster performance this season, Allen has lost his starting job to Brice McCain. Pro Football Focus ranks Allen dead last among...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign CB Cortez Allen To Four Year Extension

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport (I know, I know), the Steelers have agreed to terms with DB Cortez Allen on a four-year, $26 million contract extension. That’s a pretty huge move the night before the season. For one thing, Allen is not well established. He has played in enough games and made a few plays here and there, and the Steelers were presumably going to rely...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers CB Cortez Allen Looking To Improve Tackling, Eyes In 2014

Big things are expected in 2014 out of Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-year cornerback Cortez Allen. Allen, who is expected to start the season opposite Ike Taylor this season, talked recently about the progress he’s made over the course of the offseason practices. “I feel a lot more comfortable, being on the outside in the starting position,” […] Steelers CB Cortez Allen Looking...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Digging Deeper Into A Fair Contract Extension For Steelers CB Cortez Allen

With the contract extension for Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey now out of the way, the team can now turn their attention to a few other players that are entering the final year of their rookie contracts. One of those players could be cornerback Cortez Allen, but it’s tough to find comparisons to the former […] Digging Deeper Into A Fair Contract Extension For Steelers...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Focus Should be on Cortez Allen Now

As we all now know, the Steelers have worked out a long-term deal with Maurkice Pouncey. That leaves Ben Roethlisberger, Jason Worilds, and Cortez Allen as guys that could potentially sign new deals before the 2014 season starts. We’ve talked plenty about Ben, but I don’t expect anything to change with him until this time next year. When Jason Worilds signed his transition tender...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers CB Cortez Allen Has Qualified For A Proven Performance Escalator In 2014

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen will  be entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2014 and while the team will likely work on trying to get him extended during the offseason, the Citadel product is due a raise regardless, as he qualified for a base salary escalator due to his playing time in his first three years in the league. Here is what the CBA says about...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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