Allen is likely to test the free agent market, according to ESPN writer Jeremy Fowler.
Recognizing the need to improve the defensive backfield, Pittsburgh needs to determine if Allen, who will be 34 before the start of the season, fits in its plans. Despite setting single-season career highs in tackles and passes defended in 2015, Allen could find himself on the open market where, considering his age, he is unlikely to receive anything more than one-year offers. Still, regarrdless of the team, if he is on the field Allen is a respectable IDP option.
Allen recorded six tackles (all solo) in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver on Sunday.
Allen finished the season with 80 tackles (62 solo), including four sacks. He also had an interception and two forced fumbles. Allen, who is an unrestricted free agent, saw his playing time more than double from last season, and it was reflected in his production. He set single season career highs in tackles and passes defended (eight), and the four sacks, his first in 12 years in the league, were the second most by a defensive back (Ron Parker, KC, five) in 2016. Whether or not he returns to Pittsburgh, Allen is worthy of IDP consideration.
Allen totaled seven tackles (all solo), including a sack in Pittsburgh's win over Cleveland on Sunday.
After failing to record a sack in his first 11 seasons in the NFL, Allen became the first Steelers defensive back with four sacks in a season since 2004 (Deshea Townsend) when he brought down Austin Davis in the first quarter of Pittsburgh's 28-12 win.
Allen (not injury related) is active for Sunday's game at Baltimore.
Allen only has one interception on the season, but he is among the team leaders in total tackles and is available for IDP consideration today.
Allen totaled five tackles (all solo) including a sack in the Steelers' win over the Bengals on Sunday.
Allen recorded a sack for his second straight game, and now has three thru 10 games after failing to have one in his previous 11 seasons. Pittsburgh already has 38 sacks this season, their most since 2012.
Allen had a team-high 11 tackles (nine solo) and a fumble recovery in Pittsburgh's 30-9 win over Cleveland on Sunday.
The 11 tackles are a single-game record for Allen, who also forced the fourth fumble of his 12-year career. With 49 total tackles including a sack and one interception, the unrestricted free agent is having a solid season.
Allen (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Allen is back in action for the Steelers for the first time since Week 5. Robert Golden should return to a reserve role.
Allen (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game.
It appears as if the 33-year-old will play in his first game since injuring his ankle in Week 5. While the Steelers have yet to officially announce anything regarding his game-time status, Allen will likely replace his fill-in, Robert Golden, atop the depth chart when Pittsburgh plays Oakland in Week 9.
Allen (ankle) was a full participant at practice Thursday.
Considering Allen has now been able to practice in back-to-back days, it appears as if the 33-year-old will be able to play in Week 9 barring any unforeseen complications. Allen had been a tackling machine in the five games prior to his injury (26 tackles) and he could be in line for more of the same with the Raiders surprisingly dynamic aerial attack set to take the field against the Steelers Sunday.
Allen was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.
Allen hasn't been able to play since Week 5, when he went down with the ankle injury against the Chargers, but the limited participation in practice indicates his status is improving. Although still listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Raiders, fantasy owners should continue to monitor his status throughout the week. Robert Golden will likely start at safety if Allen is forced to sit another game.
Allen (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game.
Robert Golden will likely get the start once more with Allen ruled out .The 25-year-old safety has been quietly impressive (16 tackles in three games) during Allen's absence and he could be an option in IDP formats once again with Cincinnati's high-flying offense set to invade Heinz Field in a critical divisional showdown Sunday.
Allen (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday.
Robert Golden, Allen's replacement since Week 5, has quietly been very efficient, recording 16 tackles (14 solo) in the last three games, so it remains to be seen who might start if Allen does end up suiting up Sunday. That designation, however, is far from a formality given the 33-year-old's gimpy ankle so fantasy owners looking to play either Steelers safety will want to check back in later in the week.
Steelers safety Will Allen (ankle) has been ruled for Sunday against the Chiefs.
Allen hasn't been able to play since he went down with an ankle injury early in Week 5.
Allen (ankle) will miss Sunday's game against the Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Per the report, look for Allen to be replaced in the Steelers' lineup this weekend by Robert Golden.
Steelers safety Will Allen won't return to Monday's game at San Diego due to a left ankle injury, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Allen sustained the ailment in the first quarter, but not before recording two solo tackles to bring his season-long line to 31 tackles (26 solo), one interception, and one sack. In his stead, Robert Golden took over at strong safety.
Steelers safety Will Allen recorded seven tackles (four solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 12-6 win over St. Louis Sunday.
The interception was the first of the season for the Steelers, and the first for Allen since 2013.
Pittsburgh will face Joe Flacco, who has thrown one or more interceptions in each of Baltimore's first three games this season, in Week 4 on Thursday.
Steelers safety Will Allen (concussion) is probable for Sunday's game against the 49ers after practicing fully all week.
Assuming no setbacks, it looks safe to roll with Allen this weekend, on the heels of a Week 1 effort in which he recorded eight tackles and a sack against the Patriots.
Steelers safety Will Allen was a full participant in practice on Wednesday, Steelers.com reports.
That's good news for Allen, who was being evaluated for a concussion after last Thursday's game against the Patriots. If everything stays the same, he should be in line to get the start against the 49ers' rushing attack Sunday.
Steelers veteran strong safety Will Allen was taken out of the season opener in New England on Thursday with a possible concussion. The team has yet to reveal the diagnosis.
The 11-year veteran played in all 16 games last year with Pittsburgh and started three.
The Steelers agreed to terms on a contract with safety Will Allen on Friday, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Allen played in 16 games for the Steelers last season and totaled 36 tackles. He has six career interceptions during his 12-year career.