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.