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Steelers have a fourth coach not returning for the 2021 season

Steelers tight end coach James Daniel is retiring after after 17 seasons in Pittsburgh.

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Changes to the 2021 Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff came fast and furious just a day after head coach Mike Tomlin held his end of the year press conference. After the Steelers have not renewed the contracts of offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner, offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett, and defensive backs coach Tom Bradley, another coach is not returning for the 2021 season.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially announced tight end’s coach James Daniel is retiring from the NFL coaching ranks.

James Daniels served as the Steelers tight end coach since 2004 when the Steelers drafted Ben Roethlisberger. Daniel began his NFL coaching career in 1993 as the tight end’s coach for the New York Giants before moving to the Atlanta Falcons in 1997. Coach Daniel was one of the few remaining in the Pittsburgh organization who was a part of both of the Steelers’ Super Bowl XL and XLIIII victories.

As the Steelers begin their search for a new offensive coordinator, they should have some say in helping to form their offensive staff as now both the offensive line and tight end coach’s positions are vacant.

Stay tuned to Behind The Steel Curtain as the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to shape their coaching staff for the 2021 season.