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Marcus Allen Signs One-Year Tender With Pittsburgh Steelers

Former Penn State football star Marcus Allen is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers after signing his one-year restricted free agent tender on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old linebacker, who once converted from safety, is now set up for a fifth season with the Steelers. Allen has so far spent most of his NFL career in a backup or special teams role.

Allen spent his first two seasons on Pittsburgh’s practice squad but logged 30 in-game appearances over the last two campaigns, including three starts. He finished the 2021 season with seven tackles and six special teams stops across 16 games.

In 2020, Allen posted a career-best season with 24 tackles across 14 games. He also tacked on two tackles for a loss, plus two quarterback hits.

The Steelers selected Allen No. 148 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft’s fifth round. He entered the league following a productive Penn State career that included 181 total tackles, five forced fumbles, three sacks, and an interception

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Matt is a Junior majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in Sports Studies from Bensalem, Pa. Matt is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and an overall sports fan in general. When not watching sports, you'll find him watching reruns of "The Office" or "Friends." To reach him, follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @matt_brown63, or email him at mlb6572@psu.edu.

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