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Reports differ regarding how certain it is that Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler will be joining the Indianapolis Colts as the team's new defensive coordinator. ESPN's Paul Kuharsky suggests that the deal is all but done, and that Butler merely needs to land in Indianapolis on Tuesday to go over contract details and sign on the dotted line. The NFL's Jason LaCanfora offers a less certain prediction, saying that Butler will simply be interviewing for the spot on Tuesday.
What is known is that Butler has wanted to serve as a defensive coordinator in the NFL for some time. The only thing stopping Butler from taking over the job in Pittsburgh is the legendary Dick Lebeau, who continues to sign year-by-year contracts to retain his post. Now that Butler's contract has also come to a close, it appears that his patience may be wearing thin.
Another fact that adds flame to rumors that Butler intends to sign with the Colts on Tuesday is the history he shares with ...
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