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Report: Steelers To Name Keith Butler As Outside Linebackers Coach

According to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Keith Butler will be named as Joey Porter’s replacement

January 29, 2019 - 6:58 pm

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - According to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, defensive coordinator Keith Butler will be named as Joey Porter’s replacement as outside linebackers coach.

Butler, who was the Steelers’ linebacker coach for 12 years, will continue to serve as defensive coordinator as well, according to sources.

Having Butler take on the additional role is not uncommon for the Steelers, as Randy Fichtner pulls double duty as both the offensive coordinator and the QB coach.

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The Steelers have not made an official comment on the move, but Twitter is already buzzing about the report.

Porter, who played linebacker for the Steelers from 1999-2006, was hired as the outside linebackers coach in 2015. In a statement made by Mike Tomlin, Porter was told his contract was not going to be renewed. "These are difficult decisions when it comes to someone like Joey who has meant a lot to this organization as both a player and coach. I want to thank Joey for his coaching efforts over the past five years on our defensive staff. We wish him the best in his future coaching career.”

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