Steelers News Steelers Part Ways With LB Coach Joey Porter Published 2 weeks 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 Art Rooney II Opens up on Bell, Brown, Tomlin and More Buccaneers Hire Former Steeler Randle El Mic Drop: Munchak Leaving for Broncos Speaks to Steelers Mess Mike Munchak Leaving Steelers for Same Position With Broncos Jerry Rice on Antonio Brown: ‘He Wants to Come Here Really Bad’ Is Ben Roethlisberger a Bad Teammate? Ex-Teammates, Poll Say Yes 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 Latest Popular Videos Steelers14 hours ago Art Rooney II Opens up on Bell, Brown, Tomlin and More Steelers History2 days ago Troy Polamalu Elected to College Football Hall of Fame NFL2 days ago Buccaneers Hire Former Steeler Randle El Steelers Talk2 days ago Mic Drop: Munchak Leaving for Broncos Speaks to Steelers Mess Steelers2 days ago Steelers Confident in New OL Coach Shaun Sarrett Steelers7 days ago Antonio Brown Trade Inevitable After Rooney Comments Steelers5 days ago The Steelers 2019 Draft Could Determine Future of Franchise Steelers3 days ago Is Ben Roethlisberger a Bad Teammate? Ex-Teammates, Poll Say Yes Steelers News6 days ago Steelers Hire Pitt Alum, Sharon Native Teryl Austin Steelers6 days ago Which Teams Could be a Good Match for Steelers/Antonio Brown Trade? Steelers Talk5 days ago Mic Drop: Trade Tomlin, Promote Munchak Steelers Talk7 days ago Mic Drop: Gregg Williams Should Replace Keith Butler Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Joey Porter Gone, More Steelers Change Coming Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Steelers Must Trade Antonio Brown Mike Tomlin Press Conference2 weeks ago Mike Tomlin End of Season Press Conference 1/2/19 Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!