Steelers News & Transactions Steelers Part Ways With LB Coach Joey Porter Published 8 months ago on January 4, 2019 By Mike Vukovcan 2shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailAt his Wednesday press conference, Mike Tomlin said changes would happen and today was step one. The team announced that they would not be renewing the contract of outside linebackers coach Joey Porter. Tomlin released a statement that read: Mention Steelers Now and save $10! ”I have informed outside linebackers coach Joey Porter that we will not renew his contract. These are difficult decisions when it comes to someone like Joey who has meant a lot to this organization as both a player and coach. I want to thank Joey for his coaching efforts over the past five years on our defensive staff. We wish him the best in his future coaching career.” Porter has received criticism over the last couple of years for the lack of development and improvement of their teams outside linebackers. On a personal level this couldn’t have been an easy decision to make for Tomlin considering his close friendship with Porter. The two also share a bond because of the friendship of their two sons, Joey and Dino. In all likelihood, this won’t be the last change on the team’s coaching staff. 2shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:featuredJoey PorterMike TomlinPittsburgh Steelers Up Next Report: Steelers, Roethlisberger to Restructure Deal Don't Miss Steelers Mike Munchak Interviewing for Broncos Job Today Mike Vukovcan Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Steelers Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Poll: Who Should Be Steelers Backup Quarterback? Trends Favor Mason Rudolph in Steelers Backup QB Battle Steelers All 91: C Patrick Morris Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers3 hours ago Steelers Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Steelers5 hours ago Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers7 hours ago Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers2 days ago FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Steelers4 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Ulysees Gilbert III Steelers2 days ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!