The Steelers have added one of their former defensive standouts of recent vintage to their coaching staff.
According to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest, the Steelers are bringing on Joey Porter as a defensive assistant.
Porter is expected to work with the club’s outside linebackers, Labriola said. Porter assisted the Colorado State coaching staff in 2013.
The 36-year-old Porter notched 98 sacks in 13 NFL seasons (1998-2011). The first eight of those seasons were with Pittsburgh. Facing pending salary-cap troubles, the club released Porter in March 2007, less than two months into Mike Tomlin’s tenure as head coach.
Now, Porter’s back in Pittsburgh — and as a member of Tomlin’s coaching staff.