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Steelers cut CB Cortez Allen

April 15, 2016
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Steelers cut CB Cortez Allen

The Steelers released veteran cornerback Cortez Allen on Friday.

Allen was due to make $4.4 million in 2016 and was signed through 2018 after the Steelers signed him to a five-year deal worth almost $25 million in 2014.

A knee injury limited Allen, 27, to one game last season, and the team asked him to take a pay cut last month. The team saves $1.7 million in salary cap room this year by releasing him.

The Steelers drafted Allen in the fourth round in 2011. He started 18 of the 56 games he played and had six interceptions. If he’s healthy, he’ll draw interest on the open market.

The Steelers have focused plenty of pre-draft attention on defensive back prospects.

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