Pete Roussel of coachingsearch.com reports on Twitter Tuesday that veteran NFL assistant coach Richard Mann could wind up being the new wide receivers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Don't be surprised if veteran NFL asst. Richard Mann ends up as the Steelers' wide receivers coach. Ties to Tomlin. http://t.co/Doqmjcyu
— CoachingSearch.com (@coachingsearch) February 12, 2013
Mann, a native of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, last coached wide receivers with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but was let go following the 2009 season. Prior to joining the Buccaneers staff in 2002, he coached the wide receivers with the Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and the old Baltimore Colts.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has a connection with Mann dating back to their time together in Tampa, where Tomlin was the defensive backs coach.
The Steelers have the open spot on their coaching staff because Scottie Montgomery left to return to his alma mater of Duke University late last week.