Pittsburgh Tribune Review "You could suggest the secondary is the Steelers' biggest concern heading into the offseason, and it would be a fair point. “You could (suggest) it,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “I am not.” Maybe the secondary as a whole isn't Tomlin's main concern, but a once-thought-of key member has to be near..." January 08
CB Cortez Allen has surgery on a broken thumb after Titans game and he will be monitored this week, per Tomlin. Shamarko Thomas good to go.
Behind The Steel Curtain "It wasn't too far back - although long enough younger fans may not remember or care now - then-Steelers coach Bill Cowher made the decision to bench cornerback Ike Taylor after a string of poorly played games in 2006. He was coming off a contract extension, and whether he was pressing too hard,..." October 14
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It seems that whenever Cortez Allen is about to turn the corner, something trips him up. The Steelers third-year cornerback was supposed to step in for the departed Keenan Lewis. But a series of nagging injuries and a breakdown in fundamentals swung the gate open for veteran William..." December 21
NFL.com "It had to sting the Pittsburgh Steelers just a bit when New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan recently crowed that cornerback Keenan Lewis was the best free-agent pickup in the league this offseason. Salary-cap woes forced the Steelers to say goodbye to Lewis knowing they had Cortez..." August 02
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It became tradition after the first week of spring drills for the Steelers' new starting cornerback to make bold predictions about himself, to forecast a Pro Bowl and great feats right away. Keenan Lewis began that practice one year ago. Cortez Allen ended it Monday. "I'm not that type to..." May 28