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Steelers Could Name Butler As Their New Defensive Coordinator As Early As Tuesday

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met Monday with linebackers coach Keith Butler about the open defensive coordinator job and it looks like those discussion went well.

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers could announce Butler as their new defensive coordinator as early as Tuesday.

Monday afternoon Scott Brown of reported that the Steelers had no current plans to interview any outside candidates for the position.

Butler, who was hired on January 28, 2003 by former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher, after serving the previous four seasons (1999-2002) as the linebackers’ coach of the Cleveland Browns, has coached the linebackers in Pittsburgh since his arrival.

Butler and Tomlin have a history with each other as the two previously worked together at Memphis and Arkansas State.

Butler would succeed Dick LeBeau, who resigned as defensive coordinator Saturday after holding the position for 11 seasons.

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