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Bengals TE Tyler Eifert’s Hope To Avoid Surgery Backfires

While the Pittsburgh Steelers were well aware of the injury situation surrounding their new tight end, with Ladarius Green undergoing ankle surgery early in the offseason well before he signed a free agent contract, the Cincinnati Bengals were clearly not as familiar with the nature or extent of the injury…


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Steelers Weighing Future Cap In Offseason Moves

I wrote an article yesterday about Pittsburgh Steelers veteran inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons and his contract status, in the final year of a six-year contract as he enters his age-30 season. While his base salary is south of $9 million for the season, his cap hit has ballooned to over…



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The Optimist’s Take: Let Artie Be Artie

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Small School, Big Impact

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…




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Recent Cap Relief Not Enough To Make It Into Regular Season

Although the release of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen hardly came as a surprise, the timing and manner of release did surprise some, including myself. In particular, I was surprised to see that he was not released with a post-June designation for a very simple reason, that being the fact that…


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NFLPA Update Reveals Cortez Allen Was Not A Post June 1st Release

The NFLPA updated their team salary cap reports Tuesday morning and they now show the Pittsburgh Steelers as having $3,574,520 in available salary cap space and 76 players under contract. That $1,175,000 increase in cap space tells us that cornerback Cortez Allen was released on Friday without the post June 1 designation….


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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Cutting CB Cortez Allen, Brugler Mock Draft, Player Profiles & More

Season 6, Episode 102 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and in this Monday show, Alex Kozora sits in again for co-host David Todd and we immediately begin talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers decision to part ways with cornerback Cortez Allen on Friday. Alex and I not only discuss the timing of Allen’s Friday releases but other…


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Remainder Of 2010-2011 Draft Classes Now All Wheat, No Chaff

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose late last week to released sixth-year cornerback Cortez Allen after three successive disappointing seasons and an inability to stay healthy, let alone to live up to a five-year, $26-million contract. An interesting byproduct of this move is that we have now fully separated the wheat from…


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Is Another Cornerback Double-Dip Forthcoming For The Steelers?

Are the Pittsburgh Steelers headed for a second consecutive double-dip at the cornerback position during the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft? They certainly could be and especially now that they have decided to part ways with veteran cornerback Cortez Allen once and for all. Not that Allen was a lock to…


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Once The Future, Cortez Allen’s Struggles Left Him Behind

Having been a bit busy the past couple of days, and with the timing of the release being a bit of a surprise, I didn’t really get an opportunity to properly digest the Pittsburgh Steelers’ move to terminate the contract of Cortez Allen, the fourth-round cornerback that they drafted out…



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Cortez Allen Releases Statement Following Release

Newly released cornerback Cortez Allen sent out a farewell message to Pittsburgh early this afternoon. @steelers #SteelerNation pic.twitter.com/P8lG3JpH5i — Cortez Allen (@Cortez_Allen) April 16, 2016 It’s a short, sweet, and to the point message to Pittsburgh and Steelers’ Nation. His release was certainly never the intended goal when he signed…