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 drafted in the fourth-round of the 2011 NFL Draft, said Saturday that he hasn’t heard anything about an extension yet, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Allen has already received one raise this offseason as he qualified for a base salary escalator due to his playing time in his first three years in the league. As a result, he’s currently scheduled to make $1.431 million in 2014.

It’s surprising that Allen hasn’t heard anything about an extension so far as that process usually begins when the players arrive for training camp. It will be somewhat of a surprise if he doesn’t have a new contract by the time the start of the regular season rolls around.

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  • Melly

    This is somewhat of a head scratcher! I would like to see Cortez get a deal. I don’t want to see him go like Lewis. Pitt doesn’t seem to place a lot of importance on the CB position!?

  • Jones

    Let’s not pull a Keenan Lewis here….

  • Jones

    From what I understand – they kind of don’t. LeBeau’s D is predicated on stopping things before they get to the CBs level…

  • dgh57

    I think we’ll see a extension before the season starts. I don’t think they want to go into next off season with both Allen and Taylor both hitting the FA markets. The position is thin as it is now without the situation with Allen.

  • Jones

    Taylor went catch on anywhere must likely, May not even be back.

    Allen on the other hand may get picked up if not signed…

  • dgh57

    What I’m saying is that with Taylor not likely to be back I don’t think they would want to deal with two vacancies at the CB position. It would be best to sign Allen soon than later and only have to worry about one CB position.

  • Jones

    Ah, I see what you meant. Agreed.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    What are we thinking? Four years, $12 million? $5 million guaranteed?

  • Steelers@2010

    Dude, I’ve been saying that for years now. For an Organization that has Six Super Bowl trophies, I don’t understand their philosophy when it comes to evaluating DB’ s. I guess all we can do is wait and see. Estes Allen, they have no other quality DB.

  • joed32

    The article says that “the process usually begins when the players arrive for training camp”. They just got there.

  • Aric Brown

    The head scratcherfor me is why does everyone love Cortez Allen… hes got potential but has played like a shakey #2 IMO

  • Aric Brown

    Keenan Lewis was 2wice the olayer Allen is and was going back home no matter what

  • Melly

    I like him. I think u can get him for around 3-3.5million?! I believe that’s fair money. I’d rather have him locked up vs goin into 2015 w/ our #1 and #2 CB gone.

  • Ryan

    Keenan Lewis was practically a bust before his contract year. Allen has been a regular contributor since his rookie season. I wouldnt call that twice the player.

  • Aric Brown

    Regular contributor?

  • Ryan

    Cortez Allen first 3 years = 44 games played and 10 starts
    Keenan Lewis first 3 years = 29 games played and 1 start.

    Yeah regular contributor.

  • NW86

    This is a non-story. Except for certain circumstances like Pouncey’s roster bonus being due in June and wanting to roll that into an extension, they never start talking extensions until camp starts and they can make sure the player has been working, is healthy and in shape. They just arrived at camp. Cortez’s agent will probably hear from the steelers in the next 48 hours or so, but we still won’t hear much about it. They will probably negotiate right up until just before week one and then they’ll compromise on a deal. That’s how it works.

  • Aric Brown

    I don’t have an issue with him… I just don’t think its a big deal if we keep him or “lose” him.. I don’t believe there will be a big market for him… but I get what your saying about going into the season with 2 new DBs starting…. and I guess that would raise the priority a little bit, I guess I just don’t buy into Cortez as Ike’s replacement

  • Weiss Chad

    He was the nickle when we had best pass defense in league two years ago.He has a lot of big play potential.I do think he can be better than Taylor.I wish he would get better at tackling.I believe he has a really bright future and has just begun scratching the surface.

  • Aric Brown

    I definitely think hes got the best big play potential at corner since “big play” Deshea Townsend Im just getting impatient on translating that potential

  • Weiss Chad

    I’m thinking a lot closer to 20 million than 12.Thats just a hunch .I sure don’t have a formula to gauge what a player is worth.I do believe Allen would have to be a fool to sign a contract at 3 million a yr right now.Im guessing there aren’t many cb in league that start that aren’t playing for vet minimum or rookie contract making 3.5 mil a yr although I’m just speculating and definitely could be wrong