The Pittsburgh Steelers have requested to speak with Saints DB coach Kris Richard for their vacant defensive coordinator position, according to Ian Rapoport.
Richard was highly influential in developing the Seahawks’ defense during their title runs in 2014 and 2015.
The Steelers have also shown interest in Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.
Richard, 42, began his coaching career with the Seahawks back in 2008 as a graduate assistant. He worked his way up to defensive in 2015 and spent the three seasons in charge of the Seahawks’ defense before parting ways in 2017.
The Cowboys later hired Richard as their defensive backs coach/passing game coordinator. Richard’s contract with the Cowboys expired in 2019 and he later joined the Saints as their defensive backs coach.