Al Everest is set to climb back into the NFL.
The Steelers are close to hiring the former 49ers special teams coordinator, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh fired Bob Ligashesky after an ugly special teams campaign for the Steelers in 2008.
Everest reportedly went rogue on Mike Singletary in San Francisco, calling for a reverse on a punt return without telling his boss.
The ensuing fumbled exchange didn’t help Everest’s chances for having his contract renewed, although San Francisco’s return units struggled across the board. The 49ers had the worst punt return average of any team in the league last season.