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Report: Steelers expected to hire Arthur Smith as OC

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to hire former Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith as their new offensive coordinator, sources told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Smith has agreed to what is expected to be a three-year contract, reports Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Steelers brought in Smith for an interview Sunday. He was one of three candidates the Steelers announced they were interviewing, along with Houston Texans quarterbacks coach Jerrod Johnson and former Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Thomas Brown.

Smith spent the past three seasons with the Falcons and was fired in January after posting a 7-10 record all three times.

Prior to that, Smith was the offensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans for two seasons. Led by star running back Derrick Henry, Smith's offense ranked 10th in scoring in 2019 and fourth in 2020. The Titans' rushing attack also placed in the top three in both his seasons.

Smith will work with former first-round quarterback Kenny Pickett and the running back duo of Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren in Pittsburgh. The Steelers also sport a wide receiver combo of Diontae Johnson and George Pickens.

Pittsburgh has been on the lookout for a new offensive coordinator since firing Matt Canada during the 2023 season. Eddie Faulkner and Mike Sullivan shared coordinator roles after Canada's departure.

The Steelers ranked 28th in scoring (17.9 points per game) in 2023.

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