The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to have an interview on Thursday for their vacant offensive line coach position with former Steeler Hank Fraley according to NFL Network‘s Tom Pelissero.
The #Steelers are interviewing Hank Fraley for their offensive line coach job Thursday, per source. Fraley -- a onetime Robert Morris standout who originally signed with Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent in 2000 -- held the same job with the #Lions last season.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 21, 2021
Although his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers was short-lived as an undrafted free agent out of Robert Morris in 2000, Fraley spent 10 seasons in the NFL. When Fraley was waived by the Steelers to start the 2020 season, he was claimed by the Philadelphia Eagles. By 2001, Fraley appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles while starting in 15. In his five seasons in Philadelphia, Fraley started 71 games at center before he was traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2006. After four years in Cleveland, the first three of which he started every game, Fraley finished his NFL career in 2010 with the St. Louis Rams.
Since ending his NFL career, Fraley served as the offensive line coach at the University of San Diego in 2012 and San Diego State in 2013. Fraley moved on to be the assistant offensive line coach of the Minnesota Vikings for three seasons from 2014 to 2016 before going back to the college ranks as the offensive line coach at UCLA in 2017. Heading back to the NFL to the Detroit Lions, Fraley was the assistant offense of line coach for two seasons from 2018 to 2019 before Being promoted to the offensive line coach for the 2020 season.
It was also reported that Fraley interviewed earlier this month with the Cincinnati Bengals for their offensive line coach position.
Stay tuned to Behind The Steel Curtain for continued coverage as the Steelers look to fill out their coaching staff in the coming weeks.