Steelers add Joey Porter to coaching staff as a defensive assistant

Kevin C. Cox

Porter had previous coaching stints with the Steelers as an intern and with Colorado State.

Peezy is back.

A year and a half after he was given an honorary retirement during Steelers' training camp, former Steelers linebacker Joey Porter has come back to the franchise as a defensive assistant coach, according to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest.

Porter has previously held coaching positions at Colorado State, his alma mater, after retiring from the NFL in 2012. Porter played for the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals after leaving the Steelers after the 2006 season.

He was a coaching intern with the Steelers last season during training camp as well.

"We are excited about having Joey back with the Steelers’ family," Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement on the team's web site. "Joey spent a number of years with Pittsburgh as a player, and now he’s back to assist the coaching staff. We look forward to his efforts and contributions."

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