With the Pittsburgh Steelers wanting to get other business done before they sit down with star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to discuss an extension, defensive back Cortez Allen could stand to benefit from the team rather soon. According to Triblive, Allen, who is in the final year of his rookie deal, could receive a contract extension before this season gets underway.
When asked about the possibility of receiving this extension, Allen didn’t really seem to be paying all that much attention to it.
“That’s not my concern right now. Football is my concern,” Allen said. “I am just trying to help the team win games. That stuff will take care of itself. I don’t focus on it too much.”
He was also asked whether or not he wanted to see the deal get done before the season gets underway in a few weeks, but he deflected that question about as well as he does some passes by saying that that’s not up to him, rather that’s up to the Rooney family and the organization.
But the fact of the matter is that Allen is a top priority at the moment for the Steelers in regards to contracts.
Allen was drafted in the first round of the 2011 draft by the Steelers, and has been one of the more solid hands on the defensive side of the ball during his time on the field. Last season, Allen started seven games and notched two interceptions with 44 tackles.