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Bills sign cornerback Brian Allen

Bills sign cornerback Brian Allen

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Brian Allen to Bills

Brian Allen, right, has signed with the Bills after spending time with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is shown watching a field goal attempt on the scoreboard.   

The Buffalo Bills added some depth to their secondary Friday, signing cornerback Brian Allen. 

A third-year veteran, Allen, 26, was a fifth-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017. He spent two years with the Steelers, appearing in 16 games, mostly on special teams. He spent the 2019 season on the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad.

Allen played in college at Utah, appearing in 42 games and making 12 starts. He finished with 62 tackles, 14 passes defensed and five interceptions, four of which came as a senior in 2016, ranking tied for fifth in the Pac-12.

A 6-foot-3-inch, 215-pounder, Allen brings size to the Bills' defensive backfield. He'll compete for a reserve role behind Tre'Davious White, Josh Norman, Levi Wallace and Taron Johnson. 

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I started at The Buffalo News in 2009, and have previously been honored as one of the top 10 beat writers in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors for my coverage of the Bills. I live in Amherst with my wife, Melissa, and son, Elliott.

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