Steelers name Joey Porter, Jerry Olsavsky to coach linebacker corps

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A pair of former Steelers linebackers will officially coach the club’s linebackers in 2015.

Pittsburgh has elevated Joey Porter to outside linebackers coach and Jerry Olsavsky to inside linebackers coach, the team said Friday.

Porter and Olsavsky were defensive assistants for Pittsburgh in 2014. Porter played outside linebacker for Pittsburgh from 1999 through 2006, while Olsavsky spent nine seasons as a Steelers inside linebacker (1989-1997). Olsavsky has been on the Steelers’ coaching staff since 2010, while Porter joined the staff last year.

The Steelers promoted linebackers coach Keith Butler to defensive coordinator earlier in the offseason.