Steelers bring back Stevenson Sylvester and Will Allen

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that they’ve signed linebacker Stevenson Sylvester and safety Will Allen.

Allen spent the last three seasons with the Steelers, but signed with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason as a free agent. Allen started the first two games of the season for the Cowboys, posting nine tackles through five games and one interception.

“I am very grateful to be back,” said Allen. “It was tough to leave. I am grateful to come back and be around such a wonderful group of people. That’s what it’s about.”

Sylvester, one of the team’s fifth-round draft picks in 2010, was waived on Aug. 25 when the team got down to the mandatory 75 players. He said he has been working out, keeping in shape while waiting to get a shot with a team.

“It feels great,” said Sylvester. “It was tough (getting cut). It was surprising at the time. It’s was tough but you have to know it’s a business and take it as it is.

“It feels like I haven’t seen these guys in three years. It’s a great feeling. I have been around here the last three years and to go away and come back, it’s good to see all of the guys again. I can’t wait until Sunday.”