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Steelers announce Dick LeBeau's resignation

The team didn't say it was a termination or a mutual parting of ways, they announced it as a resignation.

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

This is courtesy of the Steelers' PR department, the team's press release on the resignation of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

PITTSBURGH - Longtime Steelers' defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has resigned from his position, it was announced today.

"We want to thank Dick for his many years of service with the team and all that he has done for this organization," said Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin. "His coaching helped lead us to many successful seasons and championships. We are very appreciative of his efforts, and we wish him well."

LeBeau had been with the organization for 16 seasons, including serving as defensive coordinator from 1995-96 and from 2004-14. He was also the team's secondary coach from 1992-94. In his 13 years as defensive coordinator the Steelers have finished in the top-five in total defense 11 times, five of those times the team had the top overall ranked defense.

In his 13 seasons as the Steelers' defensive coordinator, the team won seven division championships, four AFC Championships and two Super Bowls, while making the playoffs a total of nine times.