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Buffalo Bills sign CB Brian Allen

The former Pittsburgh Steeler will play a depth role in camp.

The Buffalo Bills have signed cornerback Brian Allen. With Josh Norman sidelined with a hamstring injury and Ike Brown’s abrupt retirement, the team was short-handed at the position. Allen was one of three cornerbacks who came in for a tryout earlier in the week.

Allen has mainly been a special teamer in his three seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Pittsburgh Steelers who made him a fifth-round pick in 2017. He played in ten games his rookie year followed by six in 2018. He was injured in training camp last year and released. He spent last year on the Seattle Seahawks’ practice squad. He was waived by Seattle on August 10th of this year.

Because of Brown’s retirement, the team already had an open spot on the roster and won’t need to release a player.

This is the second cornerback Buffalo has added to the back end of their roster in the last month. Akeem King only lasted a few days before being released.