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Steelers Reportedly Trying To Get Extension Worked Out With CB Cortez Allen

 

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers are trying to get an extension in place for CB Cortez Allen before the end of the preseason.

This fits with previous reports that mentioned Allen was among the players that Pittsburgh would like to lock up in the coming weeks.

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 and is set to make $645,000 for the upcoming season.

The Steelers don’t have a lot of young players who could take on larger roles in their secondary, so it would make sense for them address Allen’s contract before he can test the free agent market.

Last year, he appeared in 14 games for Pittsburgh and recorded 51 tackles, two interceptions, 13 pass defenses and a defensive touchdown.