On Sunday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports reported the Steelers had filled the role of wide receivers coach with former South Carolina coach Bryan McClendon. But according to the Pittburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac, the Steelers are still interviewing candidates for the position.
Mike Tomlin has dipped into the college ranks to fill his wide receivers coaching position.https://t.co/tUAvIGe8kv— Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) February 9, 2020
According to Dulac, former Steelers’ wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is in the mix to fill the Steelers vacant position of wide receivers coach. Cotcherry began his career with the New York Jets for seven seasons before joining the Steelers in 2011. After a career-high 10 touchdown receptions in 2013, Cotchery went on to finish his NFL career with two seasons in Carolina playing for the Panthers.
The Steelers had a tumultuous 2019 when it came to the receiver’s coaching position as they lost coach Darrell Drake due to his sudden passing during training camp. Coach Ray Sherman filled in on an interim basis for the season, but no announcement has been officially made from the Steelers as to where they are going for 2020.
While Bryan McClendon seems to be a smart hire for the Steelers, nothing has been made official. And with the Steelers being very tight-lipped on the situation, knowing exactly what the team plans on doing will take an official announcement from the Steelers at some point. McClendon and Cotchery have now been names tied to the position with the Steelers, but it is unsure if the team will go with either of these candidates or if they are still continuing to entertain other options at this time.
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