Haley is widely expected to take the position, but in the meantime, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has also been in contact with former Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson over the weekend about the opening.
Haley has deep Pittsburgh roots and has been very interested in the position. He is the son of Dick Haley, formerly the director of player personnel for the Steelers from 1971-1990.
Haley, fired by the Chiefs after the season, would replace Bruce Arians, who was hired for the same position by the Indianapolis Colts. Pittsburgh finished 12th in the NFL in total yards in 2011 but just 21st in points scored.
Haley, 45, spent 10 seasons as an assistant before being hired by Kansas City. He was offensive coordinator for Arizona in 2007 and 2008, helping lead the Cardinals to their only Super Bowl appearance. Haley went 19-26 in two-plus seasons with the Chiefs, leading them to the 2010 AFC West title.
The Associated Press contributed to this report