Description: Pittsburgh cornerback Cortez Allen, he of the big contract, has been benched in favor of free agent signee Brice McCain, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Though Allen isn't playing well, this isn't the only problems for a Steelers defense that yielded 31 points to the Cleveland Browns. McCain started four games for Houston last season, Monday night's opponent.
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Description: Pittsburgh cornerback Cortez Allen had a knee scope and is now expected to miss "a couple of weeks." SOURCE: Jamison Hensley, ESPN
Insight: If that timetable holds steady, he should be back in plenty of time for Week 1 against the Titans. Allen made 55 tackles in 15 games last season. He also had three forced fumbles and a pair of interceptions.