Now that we know former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau will officially be joining the coaching staff of the Tennessee Titans sometime this week, speculation is already starting to mount that revolves around several of his former players possibly joining him in Nashville next season.
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette posted on Twitter Wednesday that safety Troy Polamalu, cornerback Ike Taylor, defensive end Brett Keisel and linebacker James Harrison are all prime candidates to follow LeBeau to the Titans should they each not return to the Steelers next season.
Dick LeBeau might have several former players who could be available to join him w Titans — Troy, Ike, Keisel, Harrison.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) February 4, 2015
Polamalu and Keisel are both currently under contract with the Steelers for 2015, but there is a good chance that both could become cap casualties over the course of the next four weeks. In the case of Taylor and Harrison, they both are set to become unrestricted free agents at the start of the new league year in early March.
All four of those veteran players think very highly of LeBeau and vice versa. However, Polamalu is the youngest of the foursome at 33 years of age and he’ll turn 34 in April. In other words, it would be foolish for the Titans to expect that all four players would be able to stay healthy and be productive in full-time roles.
As Steelers fans it certainly would be hard to watch all four of these players end their careers in Titan uniforms, or any other uniforms for that matter, but at this point in the offseason you cant rule out the possibility of that happening now that LeBeau is in Nashville.