The Pittsburgh Steelers are continuing in pursuit of finalizing their 2021 coaching staff. With several vacancies still remaining, the Steelers are reportedly speaking to former Green Bay Packer James Campen about their offensive line coach position. This according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Steelers talking to former long-time Packers offensive line coach James Campen to be in charge of their offensive line, per source. Campen was with LA Chargers last season but was let go when Anthony Lynn was fired.— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) January 27, 2021
Campen played seven years in the NFL as a center. Playing collegiately for Tulane, Campen started his career in 1987 with the New Orleans Saints. In two seasons he appeared in six games and started three. Campen moved on to the Green Bay Packers in 1989 where in five years he started 47 games and appeared in 61. In 1990, Campen started all 16 games for the Packers.
Following his NFL career, Campen began as the assistant offensive line coach in Green Bay in 2004. Promoted to the offensive line coach in 2007, Campen held the position with Green Bay for 12 seasons and also became the run game coordinator in 2018.
With the head coaching change in Green Bay in 2019, Campen became associate head coach and offensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns for 2019. In 2020, Campen was the offensive line coach for the Los Angeles Chargers but was once again not retained due to a head coaching change for the third time in three season.
The Steelers still have three coaching positions which were vacated after the 2020 season in the offensive line coach, quarterbacks coach, and defensive backs coach.
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