Steelers Bring Back Veteran S Will Allen; Waive Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith Injured

Another day and another familiar face has returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers as Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports safety Will Allen has agreed to terms.

Allen was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday after starting the first two games of the season for them. In order to make room for Allen on the roster, the Steelers waived Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith injured.

Cromartie-Smith, suffered a hip flexor injury in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings a few weeks ago.

Allen is expected to contribute mostly on special teams upon his return. So far this season he has nine tackles and an interception.

The veteran cornerback was with the Steelers for three seasons prior to signing with the Cowboys as an unrestricted free agent. Last season, he filled in admirably for safety Troy Polamalu when he was sidelined by his calf injury.

  • Shea Fahr

    Hey at least Will can tackle and has an int this year. Welcome back!

  • Styxmotors

    They should stop giving press packets on Monday because the roster isn’t accurate by midweek!

  • Dr. Doom

    Good depth signing

  • cencalsteeler

    Resigning players you’ve previously released, who have gone on to other teams, who they demote and release. Then, we resign them back to our team. Is this the formula for success?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    In the eyes of the FO…apparently so.

  • TJimmy

    I have a feeling Ryan Clark will be checking the the rearview mirror a lot more now.

  • Mike Carroll

    I could see Will Allen taking snaps from Golden. I haven’t seen much
    from him and I’m still cringing from watching him get trucked by Jay Cutler.

  • Luke Shabro

    It’s a depth signing. He’s not going to be starting. Now if he takes the few snaps that Robert Golden has then I’m going to be more upset.

  • dollardoughtnut

    could big snack be next

  • joed32

    Not impossible.

  • cencalsteeler

    As soon as they issue him his helmet, he will be taking snaps away from someone on this roster. Whether it be special teams or the practice squad, someone will not see reps due to this signing.

  • Luke Shabro

    Not necessarily true. He’s taking any snaps DCS had

  • Dr. Doom

    They did not release Allen

  • sean mcmartin

    why not? hood is demoted, Rightly so. Snack, Kiesel, Hyeward al woods timmons, jarvis , wooldey..4-3 might be a good idea right now.