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Steelers hire Mann as receivers coach

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Richard Mann is heading home to join the Pittsburgh Steelers as wide receivers coach, the team announced Wednesday.

Born and bred in suburban Aliquippa, Pa., Mann last served as an assistant coach in the NFL in 2009, at the end of an eight-season stint as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' wide receivers coach. In the early part of that run, current Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was Tampa Bay's defensive backs coach

Since leaving the Buccaneers, Mann has served as a pre-draft consultant to players, according to the Steelers.

Mann's past experience includes time as the wide receivers coach for the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts (1982-84), Cleveland Browns (1985-93), New York Jets (1994-96), Baltimore Ravens (1997-98), Kansas City Chiefs (1999-2000) and Washington Redskins (2001).

The Arizona State alumnus also coached wide receivers with the Sun Devils from 1974-79, then at the University of Louisville in 1980-81.

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