The Steelers came into the offseason with three free agent cornerbacks and they’ve re-signed William Gay while Antwon Blake departed for the Titans.
Brandon Boykin remains unsigned, but it sounds like the Steelers are looking at the draft as a place to round out their cornerback ranks. General Manager Kevin Colbert said Sunday that the team has “been tracking” cornerback prospects as they attend pro days around the country ahead of the draft.
“We can’t say we’ll take a cornerback first, second or third,” Colbert said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “But there are enough that we should be able to get one.”
The Steelers also have veteran Cortez Allen under contract at $4.4 million with a $5.25 million cap hit after a year that saw him play one game because of a knee injury. Allen was healthier in 2015, although he didn’t play very well and that added reason to think he might be a cap casualty. Colbert said Sunday that Allen is “still part of the plan” as the team sets up their secondary for 2016.