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CORTEZ ALLEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Steelers Want CB Cortez Allen To Improve His Focus

After signing a big extension just prior to the start of the regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen isn’t likely to even be the starter Monday night against the Houston Texans as Brice McCain is expected to get that honor instead due to Allen’s inconsistent play so far this season. While the team certainly […] Steelers Want CB Cortez Allen To Improve His...
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18 hours ago  |  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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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Steelers bench CB Cortez Allen after $26 million extension

2014 was supposed to be the season the Pittsburgh Steelers regained their dominant form on defense after an influx of younger players and free agents. However, injuries to Ryan Shazier and Jarvis Jones, coupled with just downright horrible execution, has led to the defense being gashed on the ground and through the air. Pittsburgh currently sits at 3-3, and some major changes were...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers bench Cortez Allen

Despite the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers just signed cornerback Cortez Allen to a contract extension right before the season,  he’s been benched in favor of Brice McCain for Monday night’s game against the Houston Texans. Allen had a very rough game during last week’s blow out loss to the Cleveland Browns. “He’s still basically a young player,” defensive coordinator...
Via Pro Football Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Steelers make a major mistake signing Cortez Allen to a huge contract?

The Steelers signed cornerback Cortez Allen to a five-year, $25 million dollar contract on the eve of the season opener. Seven weeks later, they have benched him and will start free-agent signing Brice McCain Monday night against the Houston Texans. Scott Brown    @ScottBrown_ESPN Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau all but says Brice McCain will […] The post Did the Steelers...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Second Demotion For Cortez Allen Raises Long-Term Questions

Once considered a long-term projected, fourth-year Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen steadily ascended through his first two seasons in the NFL, graduating from dime back to nickel back, and finally to starter by year three. The Steelers chose to let Keenan Lewis leave in free agency without even making an offer for a multiplicity of […] Second Demotion For Cortez Allen...
Via Steelers Depot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick LeBeau All But Says Brice McCain Will Start Over Cortez Allen Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau didn’t come right and say it Thursday, but in a roundabout way he confirmed that cornerback Brice McCain will get the start over Cortez Allen Monday night against the Houston Texans. LeBeau confirms McCain will see time ahead of Allen, says Cortez will still be good player but week […] Dick LeBeau All But Says Brice McCain...
Via Steelers Depot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers benching Cortez Allen wouldn't hurt his development

It wasn't too far back - although long enough younger fans may not remember or care now - then-Steelers coach Bill Cowher made the decision to bench cornerback Ike Taylor after a string of poorly played games in 2006. He was coming off a contract extension, and whether he was pressing too hard, or he just wasn't mentally keeping up with what was happening, the former starter...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin Hints That Brice McCain Might Start Over Cortez Allen Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen signed a new contract just prior to the start of the season, but so far through the first six games of 2014, the former fourth-round draft pick hasn’t played well at all. In fact, he’s been awful and that’s even when you consider that he’s intercepted two passes. The poor […] Mike Tomlin Hints That Brice McCain Might Start Over...
Via Steelers Depot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers finalizing an extension for Cortez Allen

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  the Steelers are finalizing a new four-year extension for cornerback Cortez Allen. Source: CB Cortez Allen & #Steelers have finalized a 4-year extension worth more than $26M. Ascending player. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 7, 2014 The 25 year-old Allen had 51 tackles and 2 interceptions last season. var ACE_AR ...
Via Pro Football Zone
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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