Source: Cards could get Steelers' OK to talk to Butler

BY foxsports • February 3, 2011

Feb. 3, 2011

DALLAS -- An NFL source who requested anonymity said Thursday that the Pittsburgh Steelers would likely grant linebackers coach Keith Butler permission to talk to the Arizona Cardinals about their vacant defensive coordinator position if Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt asks.

Butler has one year remaining on his Pittsburgh contract and said he makes more money than a position coach normally does. Butler called the money "a commitment" by the Rooney family, which owns the Steelers, but he clarified earlier this week that he does not have language in his contract identifying him as Pittsburgh's next defensive coordinator.

Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau's contract expires after this season. It's unknown whether the Steelers will re-sign him, but it

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