Longtime Redskins special teams coach Danny Smith has accepted the same position with the Pittsburgh Steelers, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Wednesday.
Smith, who has coached Washington’s special teams since 2004, received permission to interview with the Steelers earlier this week. He has long been pursued by opposing teams, but the Redskins have always worked to keep him on staff.
The Steelers asked to interview Smith in 2010, but were denied. But the Redskins allowed Smith to interview with his hometown team this offseason. Smith still has family in the Pittsburgh area.