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Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler retired on Saturday, less than a week after his 19th season with the team ended in a blowout playoff loss to Kansas City.

The 65-year-old Butler, who spent 10 seasons as a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks in the 1970s and 80s before getting into coaching, helped the Steelers win two Super Bowls and reach another during his nearly two decades with the team. He served as the linebackers coach from 2003-14 and was promoted to coordinator in 2015 after Hall of Famer Dick LeBeau's contract was not renewed.

"I have spent every year since 1990 as a coach in the NFL and the NCAA, but the time is right for me to walk away after a successful career both playing and coaching the game I love," Butler said in a statement.

AFC North Division
xy-Cincinnati 1070.588
x-Pittsburgh 971.559
Cleveland 890.471
Baltimore 890.471
Full Standings
Pass Yds: B. Roethlisberger3740
Pass TDs: B. Roethlisberger22
Rush Yds: N. Harris1200
Rush TDs: N. Harris7
Rec Yds: D. Johnson1161
Rec TDs: D. Johnson8
Int: A. Witherspoon3
Sacks: T. Watt22.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5361 (23)
Passing Yards: 4017 (15)
Rushing Yards: 1583 (29)
Points per game: 20.2 (21)
Yards per game: 315.4 (23)
Touchdowns: 33 (26)
Field Goals: 36 (3)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6139 (24)
Passing Yards: 3977 (10)
Rushing Yards: 2483 (32)
Points per game: 23.4 (20)
Yards per game: 361.1 (24)
Touchdowns: 41 (13)
Field Goals: 34 (30)
Date Player Transactions
1/21 T. Edmunds signed
1/21 C. Green signed
1/19 C. Kuntz re-signed One-year extension (through 2022)
1/19 I. Johnson signed
1/19 S. Sims Jr. signed
1/19 J. Pierre reinstated
1/19 B. Johnson reinstated
1/18 D. Archibong signed
1/18 R. Bussey signed
1/18 K. Davis signed
Date Player Status
1/9 P. Harvin III not injury related (Questionable)
1/9 K. Green calf (Questionable)
1/7 B. Johnson foot (IR)
1/3 P. Harvin III not injury related (Questionable)
1/3 B. Johnson foot (Out)
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