Free agency is still a few weeks away, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will start ahead of the curve.
First the Bulter did it. Now Omar Khan is following in his footsteps.
Linebacker’s coach Keith Bulter had an offer to become the defensive coordinator of the Colts, but Art Rooney II and Mike Tomlin talked him out of even listening to what the Colts had to say. Bulter’s contract had expired, but reports indicate that he’s been promised the Steelers defensive coordinator slot when Dick LeBeau retires.
Now Rooney has done it again with Omar Khan. The St. Louis Rams had asked for permission to interview Omar Khan. The Steelers granted the Rams permission to interview Khan, who also interviewed with the Seattle Seahawks two years ago, but Khan has opted to stay in Pittsburgh, as reported by Ed Bouchette on PG Plus.
Khan might perhaps be biding his time, as Bouchette reports that Khan would rejoin Bill Cowher were Cowher ever to don the coach’s headset again.
Omar Khan has been with the Steelers for 12 years, and serves as their director of bueinss operations and as their lead contract negotiator.