Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler agreed to a new contract with the team on Monday, one day before he was scheduled to interview with the Indianapolis Colts for their vacant defensive coordinator position, according to league sources.
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There have been a flurry of new hires around the NFL. And while
doesn't dislike any of them, he writes that some could have been matched better to their situations.
Meanwhile, former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley could emerge as a candidate for Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator position, league sources said.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has been making calls around the league and inquiring about Haley, who had been in talks with the Arizona Cardinals as well.
Haley has strong ties to the Pittsburgh area and the Rooney family. Pittsburgh is looking to replace Bruce Arians, who is joining the Colts.
Butler's contract had expired, although he had been in negotiations with the Steelers. He is highly respected and has long been viewed as the successor to LeBeau, who goes year-to-year on his contracts but is showing no signs of slowing down.