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Steelers Interview Three More Candidates for GM Job

Larry Rupp
The Pittsburgh Steelers have interviewed three more candidates for their GM job.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have interviewed three more candidates for their GM job. / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to rack up GM interviews this offseason as three more candidates talked to the team this past week. Joe Hortiz, Ran Carthon and Andy Weidly join a list that includes eight other options outside the franchise and two options already working for Pittsburgh.

Steelers GM Candidates

Hortiz is set to enter his 24th NFL season in 2022 and has spent every one with the Baltimore Ravens. The 46-year-old currently serves as the team's Director of Player Personnel after spending ten years working as the Director of College Scouting. Hortiz's experience within the AFC North cannot be overlooked.

Meanwhile, Carthon has jumped around the league quite a bit. He broke into the coaching world as a pro scout with the Atlanta Falcons in 2008. The former NFL running back then served on the Los Angeles Rams' staff before joining the San Francisco 49ers as the Director of Pro Personnel in 2017.

Weidl is the only candidate of the three to have a personal connection to the team. He grew up in Pittsburgh and worked with the Steelers from 1998-99 as a player personnel assistant. Weidl scouted for multiple NFL teams before eventually hired by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017. He worked his way up the ladder and was named Vice President of Player Personnel in 2019.

The Steelers will not be hiring a GM until after the 2022 NFL Draft is completed as Kevin Colbert will be in charge one last time before retiring. It's likely the team still hasn't even completed their full first round of interviews, so this is sure to stay a storyline over the next few months.

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