Last week it was reported that former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Will Allen signed with the Dallas Cowboys and today we have learned the contract details.
Allen reportedly signed a one-year veteran qualifying contract with the Cowboys that consist of a $840,000 base salary and a $65,000 signing bonus. This kind of contract is proof that the Steelers simply had no interest in bringing back Allen, as they could have easily afforded that kind of contract which comes with a reduced salary cap charge.
As I wrote recently, the Steelers are moving on to the future at the safety position as they had no interest in stopping Allen or Ryan Mundy from leaving via free agency.
Allen played well when asked to replace the injured Troy Polamalu, but over the course of his three seasons in Pittsburgh he played less than 500 snaps on defense with over 430 of those coming last season.