Cortez Allen


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…


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….


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…


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…


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…


Cortez Allen Releases Statement Following Release

Newly released cornerback Cortez Allen sent out a farewell message to Pittsburgh early this afternoon. @steelers #SteelerNation — 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…


Mid-April 2016: Steelers Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you once again and I hope for your sake you didn’t have to write out a large check to the United States Treasury Department today like we did. Ugggh! Speaking of the government, the Pittsburgh Steelers late Friday release of cornerback Cortez Allen sure looks…


Release Of Allen Does Nothing To Change CB Landscape

From big-money contract to Friday news dump, Cortez Allen’s career in Pittsburgh has officially come full circle. Whether you were surprised by the move, disappointed, or happy to see him gone, we all need to agree on one thing. His release does nothing to change the outlook on the position….


Steelers Release CB Cortez Allen

The Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with a former fourth-round draft pick on Friday as cornerback Cortez Allen was released. Steelers have released cornerback Cortez Allen, team announced today. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 15, 2016 Allen, who was drafted by the Steelers in 2011 out of the Citadel, signed a four…