Steelers long-time defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau tells the Urbana Daily Citizen he is resigning from his position with the team.
LeBeau stressed that this is a “mutual parting” and he is not retiring from the NFL.
“I’m resigning this position, not retiring,” LeBeau. “I had a great run in Pittsburgh. I’m grateful for all the things that have happened to me and thankful for all the support I had in Pittsburgh.”
He added that “it’s just time to make a break.”
Steelers HC Mike Tomlin released a statement regarding LeBeau’s departure.
“We want to thank Dick for his many years of service with the team and all that he has done for this organization,” said Tomlin. “His coaching helped lead us to many successful seasons and championships. We are very appreciative of his efforts, and we wish him well.”
LeBeau has spent the last 11 years with the Steelers and helped them win Super Bowl titles. He’s among the most respected defensive coaches in the NFL and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
It’s worth mentioning that LeBeau is 77 years old, but there will probably be opportunities available to him if he’s interested in returning to the NFL at some point.