Cortez Allen

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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…


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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….


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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…


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Free Agent Departures Mean New-Look Secondary For 2016 Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have certainly lost their fair share of players thus far in free agency. Their own players have signed with other teams more than they have brought in players who were with other organizations last season—and that is in a free agency period in which they have uncharacteristically…


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Fairness Not At Issue During Brandon Boykin’s Tenure In Pittsburgh

The big news around western Pennsylvania yesterday came in the form of the Panthers coming to terms with former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brandon Boykin, who spent about seven months in the black and gold after being traded for in early August in the early portions of training camp. Perceived as…


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2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Temple CB Tavon Young

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be…



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Mike Tomlin Cites Health As Source Of Pessimism Around Cortez Allen

When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the future of former fourth-round cornerback Cortez Allen after the team’s season had concluded, and whether or not he was confident that he would be able to return in 2016 as a contributor, he responded rather simply with, “I’m not….


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Tomlin, Steelers Don’t Plan To Sign CB In Free Agency

Mike Tomlin spoke to the media down at the NFL Owner Meetings in Boca Raton, Florida, talking for the first time since his season-ending press conference. Information from his media session is just now trickling in. Tomlin indicated the Pittsburgh Steelers are unlikely to sign a cornerback in free agency, according to…



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The Pessimist’s Take: Ross Cockrell’s Ceiling

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 Optimist’s Take: Ross Cockrell’s Ceiling

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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Why CB Brandon Boykin Should Really Consider Re-signing With Steelers

If I would have told you a few weeks ago that linebacker Sean Spence, linebacker Terence Garvin, cornerback Antwon Blake and running back Jordan Todman would all sign free agent contracts with other teams before cornerback Brandon Boykin would, you would have laughed me right off of this site. Well,…


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2015 Player Exit Meetings – CB Cortez Allen

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season ended a few weeks earlier that they had planned it to, but now that their 2015 campaign has drawn to a conclusion, it’s time to wrap things up and take stock of where they are and how they got there. Part of that process involves holding…