May 19, 2011, 4:58pm EDT
September 7, 2014
Thoughts on Allen's contract extension
It's tough to walk away from the news of the deal signed by Allen upset. It's a reasonable amount for an emerging player - one of the key components to a rebuilding defense.
September 6, 2014
Steelers, Allen agree to 5-year, $26 million deal
On the eve of the team's season-opener against Cleveland, they lock up a starting cornerback with a new deal.
September 4, 2014
Cortez Allen the next Keenan Lewis?
Cortez Allen is about to begin his final year under contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and barring a late contract extension, he could be following in the steps of Keenan Lewis in 2012.
May 25, 2014
Steelers' cornerbacks not a weak link
In a draft that was deep at the cornerback position, the Steelers stayed away from it until the fifth round, telling fans that their assessment of the position was a bit off.
February 10, 2014
Steelers Cortez Allen wants to be like Ike
A future shadow of the opponent's best receiver? Maybe, says Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen.
January 18, 2014
Allen earns Proven Performance Escalator raise
The third-year cornerback didn't quite have the 2013 season many expected, but the door is still open for him in 2014 to earn a long-term extension with the Steelers.
October 27, 2013
Cortez Allen cares about the front of the jersey
Wherever he's playing, Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen wants to contribute to the success of his team. He's fine playing outside or inside within the defense, writes BTSC's Dale Grdnic.
August 2, 2013
Cornerback options in wake of Cortez Allen injury
The Steelers will have to give more looks at some fringe roster players to help bolster depth at the position that's been shaken in wake of Cortez Allen's injury. He's expected to miss the next few weeks.
July 29, 2013
Today's role players are tomorrow's starters
Steelers Curtis Brown failed to maximize his opportunity in Week 14 against San Diego, to put it mildly. But like many of the Steelers' current defensive starters, they were low-end back-ups who rose to starting status. It's not over for Brown.
March 6, 2013
Video: Impact of William Gay signing
The Steelers recently signed cornerback William Gay to a 3-year, $4.5 million contract with a $500,000 signing bonus. Does that speak to current negotiations with Keenan Lewis?
January 1, 2013
Sign Lewis, but don't forget about Allen
Having depth at cornerback is a good problem to have, but the Steelers will need to act if they wish to keep what could be one of the best young cornerback duos in the league.
December 31, 2012
Video: Steelers finish 8-8 in 2012
The Steelers end a disappointing 2012 season with a 24-10 win over Cleveland.
July 24, 2012
2012 Jersey Rules: Which jersey to buy this season
The 2012 version of the Jersey Rules unveils the biggest surprise in jersey-selection history. Its top pick is definitely defensible, but odds are excellent you didn't think of who their top recommendation is.
July 17, 2012
Cortez Allen seen as an emerging player by ESPN
One of the emerging players in the NFL was recogized as such by a major scouting analyst.
June 28, 2012
Roster battles: Cortez Allen vs. Curtis Brown
The Steelers have a great problem. Their nickel position will be hotly contested by two young players with outstanding abilities. Curtis Brown and Cortez Allen will do battle for the third cornerback spot behind Ike Taylor and Keenan Lewis.
May 19, 2011
Cortez Allen may just be a sleeper pick
Cortez Allen May Just Be My Sleeper Pick to Develop Into Bigtime Player for the Pittsburgh Steelers