The Steelers have re-signed defensive back Will Allen, according to agent Blake Baratz (Twitter link). Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed, but I imagine it will be a one-year, minimum-salary contract, perhaps including a little bonus money.
After being released by the Cowboys last season, Allen caught back on in Pittsburgh, where he had spent the previous three seasons. Allen appeared in 10 games for the team and saw plenty of action in the secondary and on special teams down the stretch. The 31-year-old recorded 35 tackles and an interception for the Steelers, and received slightly above-average grades for his play from Pro Football Focus.
Having also locked up linebacker Jason Worilds as their transition player, the Steelers will need to clear salary in other spots in order to get under the cap before next Tuesday. One potential move for the team would involve restructuring Troy Polamalu‘s contract. ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that Pittsburgh won’t release the veteran safety, but the club figures to try to rework Polamalu’s deal, perhaps asking him to take a pay cut.