Report: Steelers request to interview Saints DB coach for vacant defensive coordinator position

Kris Richard was DC in Seattle for three seasons
Kris Richard
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The Steelers have reportedly requested to talk to another coach as they continue to look for defensive coordinator Keith Butler’s replacement.

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According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, The Steelers have requested to interview New Orleans Saints defensive backs coach Kris Richard following Butler’s retirement

Prior to the Saints, Richard spent time as the Seattle Seahawks Assistant defensive backs coach, cornerbacks coach and defensive backs coach before being promoted to defensive coordinator in 2015.

His defense in 2015 was first in points allowed. He was fired after the 2017 season.

He was hired by the Dallas Cowboys in 2018 as defensive backs coach. He was let go after head coach Jason Garrett was fired.

He joined the Saints last February.

Richard also played four seasons in the NFL as a defensive back before moving on to coaching.

The Steelers have also reportedly requested to interview New York Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.

Butler told the PM Team Monday that he believes current Steelers senior defensive assistant and secondary coach Teryl Austin has a good shot be the next Steelers defensive coordinator.

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