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Pittsburgh Steelers ink first rookie to contract by signing CB Brian Allen

The Pittsburgh Steelers have started signing their rookies, and have inked 5th round draft pick Brian Allen before the team’s rookie minicamp.

NFL Combine - Day 6 Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

It isn’t typical for the Pittsburgh Steelers to start signing their rookies so early, but you can’t blame them for getting ahead of the game a bit by signing their first rookie on Monday. The lucky recipient of some big money was 5th round draft pick Brian Allen, who played his college football at Utah.

As reported, Allen received a four year contract, and since rookie contracts are no longer negotiable, Allen should be receiving a $2.6 million dollar contract including a $230,188 signing bonus, per Ian Whetstone on Twitter.

Allen is the first of the eight Steelers draft picks to ink his new professional contract, and with the team’s rookie minicamp coming up, there is a chance the get more players signed sooner, rather than later.

Check out the rookies who have, and haven’t signed below:

1. OLB - T.J. Watt - Unsigned

2. WR - Juju Smith-Schuster - Unsigned

3. CB - Cameron Sutton - Unsigned

3. RB - James Conner - Unsigned

4. QB - Joshua Dobbs - Unsigned

5. CB - Brian Allen - Signed to 4 year contract

6. LS - Colin Holba - Unsigned

7. OLB - Keion Adams - Unsigned