The Pittsburgh Steelers fired special teams coordinator Al Everest late Thursday afternoon after the team ranked 25th in net punting, 21st in punt returns and 17th in kickoff returns last season.
Everest was replaced by former assistant special teams coach Amos Jones.
"We are continually evaluating our coaching staff and support staff, and we have decided to go in a different direction with respect to the coaching of our special teams," coach Mike Tomlin said. "I want to thank Al for his contributions and efforts, and I wish him well in the future."
Everest was Pittsburgh's special teams coordinator for two seasons. Jones is entering his sixth season on Tomlin's staff.
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