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Steelers travel to Philadelphia for a Thursday night dress rehearsal

As they continue to prepare for the 2014 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Philadelphia Thursday night for their third preseason game, a 7:30 pm ET kickoff against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The third exhibition game is normally billed as a “dress rehearsal” for the regular season, with starters on both teams seeing their most extensive action. In last season’s...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers cornerbacks are vowing to be better tacklers

Steelers cornerbacks practiced with a chip on their shoulders Wednesday. They had to prove to the Buffalo Bills — and themselves — that they are tough enough. The entire secondary has faced intense scrutiny for being soft against the run the past two seasons. And the corners still have visions of last season when Adrian Peterson sprinted 60 yards for a score at Wembley Stadium...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Expected Try To Sign OLB Jason Worilds & K Shaun Suisham To Extensions

  According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Steelers will try to sign OLB Jason Worilds, K Shaun Suisham and CB Cortez Allen to extensions in the coming weeks. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review also reported that Pittsburgh would like to sign Allen to a contract extension before the start of the 2014 season. It’s worth mentioning that the Steelers do...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers Want To Sign CB Cortez Allen To An Extension

  According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Steelers would like to sign CB Cortez Allen to a contract extension before the start of the 2014 season. It’s worth mentioning that the Steelers refuse to negotiate with players during the season, which is why a deal could be in place in the coming weeks. Allen, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie contract...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cortez Allen on possible extension

The Steelers made it clear the other day that they want to address some of their more immediate expiring contacts before focusing on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s deal. Translation? The team wants to sign cornerback Cortez Allen to an extension before their self-imposed deadline of the start of the season. Allen is in the final year of his rookie contract, and with a unit...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers 2014 Training Camp Battle Reports: Cornerbacks

When you look at the cornerbacks for the Pittsburgh Steelers you see some depth but no real superstars. Ike Taylor is past his prime but believes he can bounce back from a poor 2013 campaign. Cortez Allen is entering a pivotal season where he needs to prove to the Steelers and himself that he can be a full-time starter in Pittsburgh for years to come. William Gay has always been...
Via Steel City Blitz
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steelers want to sign Cortez Allen to a new contract

According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,  the Steelers want to sign cornerback Cortez Allen to a new contract before the season starts. The team wants to sign cornerback Cortez Allen to an extension before their self-imposed deadline of the start of the season. Allen is in the final year of his rookie contract, and with a unit void of any up-and-comers, Allen...
Via Pro Football Zone
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers CB Cortez Allen Has Yet To Hear From Team About An Extension

Now that we know that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger won’t be getting a contract extension until next offseason, the most obvious player that might see his contract extended prior to the start of the 2014 regular season is cornerback Cortez Allen. Allen, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract after being […] Steelers CB Cortez Allen Has Yet...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Camp Preview: Ike Taylor will pass the torch Cortez Allen, younger CBs

Maybe the one position on the entire Pittsburgh Steelers team that has the most question marks going into the season is the cornerback spot. Between players under-achieving and the lack of proven talent at the end of the roster, the cornerback position remains one of the most intriguing positions to watch during training camp and preseason for a variety of reasons. The Steelers were...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Steelers sign Cortez Allen to an extension?

Scott Brown of ESPN.com believes the Steelers will end up signing cornerback Cortez Allen to an extension. I think Cortez Allen gets a new contract and that the Steelers let Marcus Gilbert play out the final year of his rookie deal. Allen is the only long-term starting cornerback on the roster right now and the Steelers can’t afford to lose him. I think the two sides can reach...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 28, 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

Projecting the Steelers 2014 Defensive Starters

#462921727 / gettyimages.com The Pittsburgh Steelers have some interesting battles along their defense.  The Steelers defense was down production wise last season, but this year the are looking to improve.  They made moves in the off-season to get better and younger through the draft and through free agency. A little while back, I projected the Steelers offensive starters, and...
Via TopSportsReport
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cortez Allen could get an extension from the Steelers soon

Scott Brown of ESPN.com says that cornerback Cortez Allen could end up getting a on tract extension sooner rather than later. It is pretty quiet on that front as the Steelers are waiting until the end of offseason practices before focusing on the business aspect of football. There are a handful of players they could try to re-sign to long-term contracts before the start of the regular...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Draft Picks Will Be Referendum on Current Roster

Yes, I’m well aware that every draft is a referendum on the current roster for every team but for the Pittsburgh Steelers it takes on special significance when you look at the needs and potential needs of this team heading into 2014.  With cornerback, wide receiver, defensive lineman and inside linebacker being at the top of the list, I’m breaking down why the current players...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Should Keep William Gay In The Slot

The Pittsburgh Steelers look awfully smart one year out for having re-signed William Gay last offseason, turning in arguably the best year of his career in 2013 and stepping into the starting lineup in representative fashion when Cortez Allen was injured, and then again when Allen struggled on the field. It’s quite a luxury to […] Steelers Should Keep William Gay In The Slot...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – S Will Allen

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept to grasp, and we have a pretty good feel by now of how Mike Tomlin and his...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers End Of Season Player Exit Meetings – CB Cortez Allen

End-of-season player exit meetings are not something that we are often privy to as outsiders of the football world. Generally, we only get a glimpse into that world when a player is asked by a reporter how the meeting went, if the player is willing to discuss it. Still, it’s not generally a hard concept to grasp, and we have a pretty good feel by now of how Mike Tomlin and his...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers 2011 Draft Class Now Down To Four Remaining Members

Outside of the timing of it, the decision made on Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers to release cornerback Curtis Brown wasn't a surprising one, but now that he is indeed gone, the 2011 draft class is now down to four remaining members. Defensive end Cameron Heyward, cornerback Cortez Allen and tackle Marcus Gilbert have started and played extensively since being drafted while...
Via Steelers Depot
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers CB Cortez Allen wants to cover the opposing team’s top receiver next season

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen told Steelers.com that he wants to cover the opposing team’s top receiver next season. “Of course,” he said. “I’ve always liked to challenge myself. I’ve always wanted that challenge just to see how I match up. And it’s always fun to go against...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cortez Allen Hopes To Be Like Ike Taylor

For several seasons, it wasn't uncommon to see Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor shadowing the opponent's best receiver, but during the second half of last season, that happened a lot less. During a recent interview with Mike Prisuta of Steelers.com, fellow cornerback Cortez Allen said that he hopes to follow in Taylor's shoes when it comes to covering the best...
Via Steelers Depot
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Cortez Allen being mirrored at The Citadel - Brandon McCladdie NFL Draft Scouting Report

NFL Scouting Report The Citadel Bulldogs Brandon McCladdie Brandon McCladdie earned starting role at cornerback last season ... selected as a team captain for the 2012 season, and has built on that progression in his game. In 2013, McCladdie accepted his invitation to play in the Medal of Honor Bowl a collection of some of the top seniors in the nation. There's already one...
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February 05, 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...
Via Steelers Depot
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

How will Cortez Allen do this week against Josh Gordon?

Josh Gordon, who torched the Steelers for 237 receiving yards last month, won’t have Ike Taylor shadowing him Sunday at Heinz Field. The Steelers have stopped flipping their cornerbacks so Taylor can cover the opposing team’s top wideout. The change isn’t an indictment of Taylor, Dick LeBeau said, as much as it is a reflection of the Steelers’ […]
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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