Steelers hire Danny Smith as special teams coach

Updated: January 31, 2013, 10:13 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired longtime Washington Redskins assistant Danny Smith as special teams coordinator.

Smith, a Pittsburgh native, spent the last nine seasons in the same capacity with the Redskins. The 59-year-old Smith has spent 18 years in the NFL. Prior to joining the Redskins in 2004 he worked with the Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles.

The Steelers were erratic on special teams in 2012. Kicker Shaun Suisham had a career year, making ...

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