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Steelers re-sign S Allen


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A day after former star safety Troy Polamalu announced his retirement, the Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed veteran safety Will Allen on Friday.

Allen, 32, started four games in place of Polamalu last season and finished with 22 tackles and a forced fumble in 16 games.

A fourth-round draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004, Allen has recorded 329 tackles and six interceptions 12 seasons with Tampa Bay (2004-09), Pittsburgh (2010-14) and the Dallas Cowboys (2013).

Polamalu announced his retirement Thursday night after 12 seasons. Third-year safety Shamarko Thomas is expected to start.

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