Source: Steelers corner Cortez Allen finalizes four-year, $26 million extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers have finalized a four-year contract extension for cornerback Cortez Allen with a base value of more than $26 million, according to a league source.

Allen was entering the final year of his rookie deal.

Now, the Steelers have locked up one of their top young defensive players through the 2018 season.

He's recorded 121 career tackles, 23 pass deflections, four interceptions and three forced fumbles.

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Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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