Keith Butler Turns Down Opportunity To Interview For Indianapolis Colts Defensive Coordinator Position

The as they look to add to new coach Chuck Pagano’s staff, but the planned interviewee has apparently turned them down. linebacker coach Keith Butler will instead remain in Pennsylvania.

Butler was expected to be in Indianapolis on Tuesday, but changed his mind after meeting Monday with Steelers’ team president Art Rooney II and Coach Mike Tomlin, .

Butler was told after the 2009 season he will be the team’s defensive coordinator when Dick LeBeau retires — a handshake agreement that was made when he turned down the offer to become their defensive coordinator. It is not known what was said at today’s meeting, but Butler was likely given a stronger indication — not to mention a hefty new contract — about when he might replace LeBeau, who is 74.

The Colts will have to now look elsewhere for a new defensive coordinator. If Butler would have agreed to the deal, however, it would have made for a pair of former Steelers coaches moving to Indy as the last week.

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