Steelers News & Transactions Steelers Part Ways With LB Coach Joey Porter Published 2 months ago on January 4, 2019 By Mike Vukovcan 2shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit 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: ”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 Reddit 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 You may like Steelers Weighing Plenty of Options at Michigan Pro Day Donte Moncrief has Upside Steelers Re-Sign WR Eli Rogers, DL Daniel McCullers Mic Drop: Bell Bet on Himself and Lost Steelers Should Use Added Draft Picks to Move Up Steven Nelson is an Upgrade, the Question is How Big? 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 Steelers News & Transactions16 hours ago Steelers sign LB Mark Barron Steelers2 days ago What Steven Nelson Brings to Steelers Secondary NFL Draft2 days ago Steelers Weighing Plenty of Options at Michigan Pro Day Steelers3 days ago Donte Moncrief has Upside Steelers4 days ago Steelers Re-Sign WR Eli Rogers, DL Daniel McCullers Steelers4 days ago Steelers Sign WR Donte Moncrief NFL Draft2 days ago Steelers Weighing Plenty of Options at Michigan Pro Day NFL5 days ago Steelers Should Use Added Draft Picks to Move Up Steelers6 days ago Steelers Sign CB Steve Nelson Steelers3 days ago Donte Moncrief has Upside Steelers Talk4 days ago Mic Drop: Bell Bet on Himself and Lost Steelers Talk1 week ago Mic Drop: Antonio Brown Won Drama with Steelers Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Steelers Need to Take Best Offer for AB NFL Draft2 weeks ago WVU QB Will Grier NFL Combine 3/1/19 NFL Draft2 weeks ago WVU WR David Sills NFL Combine 3/1/19 Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!