Steelers CB Cortez Allen Could Be Close To Returning To Practice

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year cornerback Cortez Allen could be close to returning to action.

Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer reports Friday on Twitter that Allen is no longer wearing anything on the knee that needed minor surgery exactly two weeks ago.

While Allen is not expected to play Monday night in the second preseason game against the Washington Redskins, perhaps there is a small chance he can be ready a week from Saturday when the Steelers host the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field for their third preseason game.

Allen will obviously have to practice a few days before being given the green light to play, so that is what we all will be on the lookout for next.

The Steelers were able to get two of their injured cornerbacks back practicing this week as both Curtis Brown (ankle) and rookie Terry Hawthorne (knee) returned. Baring any setbacks, the two should be able to play Monday night against the Redskins.


    Close to a return just because he’s not wearing anything on his knee?

    Closer to a return…more like

  • dgh57

    Great news! I could see him back by the Chiefs game as only the youngest players, I believe anyways, will play in the Panthers game.

  • steeltown

    Would be nice for Allen to get some much needed reps, but at the same time you don’t want to rush him back either

  • Kenneth Wilt

    Allen will be ready for the opener…that is all I care about. I would love to see Hawthorne and Brown have strong games on Monday night as I think they round out the CB position for us.

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  • Ahmad

    He doesn’t have to play against the Chiefs. As long as he gets a few snaps in during the Panthers, I’m good.

  • Tom oneal

    William Gay will start at CB.

  • Brendon Glad

    His injury has been a big disappointment. He certainly could use the work. He’s done an amazing job finding a way to keep developing well even though after 2 full seasons and a 3rd camp under his belt…he probably has only played about 3-5 full games worth of defensive snaps. Kudos to him for being such a quick-study, because he impresses me alot.
    But I’d still prefer him getting a few more reps before he goes out on an island opposite of Ike Taylor for a full season. That’s just me.