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  • Steelers' Marcus Allen: Staying with Steelers

    Allen signed his restricted free agent tender with the Steelers on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports. Allen will thus remain in Pittsburgh for at least one more season after inking the contract tender extended to him by the team. Over the past two seasons, the 2018 fifth-round pick accumulated 43 tackles in 30 games while playing primarily on special teams, with 393 snaps coming in that phase during that span. The 25-year-old appeared on just 59 defensive snaps in 2021, and going forward should continue to slot in as a reserve behind starting inside linebackers Devin Bush and Myles Jack.
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  • Steelers' Marcus Allen: Placed on COVID-19 list

    The Steelers placed Allen (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. Allen has played mainly on special teams this season, but his status for Sunday's game against Kansas City is now in jeopardy. Ulysees Gilbert could see a slight uptick in playing time if Allen is out Sunday.
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  • Steelers' Marcus Allen: Doesn't return to Friday's contest

    Allen didn't return after suffering a hamstring injury during Friday's preseason contest against the Panthers, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Allen has spent his entire career in Pittsburgh after being selected in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He appeared in just three games through his first two seasons, but he broke out last year, registering 30 tackles in 14 games. The extent of the 25-year-old's injury is unknown.
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  • Steelers' Marcus Allen: Back to full practice

    Allen (neck) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports. Allen's neck injury sidelined him Week 16, but he'll be available for Sunday's game against the Browns. Coach Mike Tomlin has already announced an intent to rest some starters, so Allen could end up seeing an uptick in defensive snaps.
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  • Steelers' Marcus Allen: Unavailable for Week 16

    Allen (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Colts. Allen played every snap in last week's loss to the Bengals, but now he's set to miss his second game of the year. The Steelers' linebacker depth is hurting badly. Vince Williams and Avery Williamson are expected to start at inside linebacker in Week 16 as a result.
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  • Steelers' Marcus Allen: Dealing with foot injury

    Coach Mike Tomlin said Allen has plantar fasciitis and isn't expected to play Sunday versus the Titans, Ed Bouchette of The Athletic reports. Allen has suited up in every game this season, playing strictly on special teams and recording two tackles in the process. However, he has a tricky injury and is expected to miss some games, although there isn't a clear timeline for his recovery.
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