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Steelers interviewed Louis Riddick for the general manager position in Indianapolis

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According to Adam Schefter, ESPN analyst Louis Riddick interviewed for the Steelers’ general manager position this week in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Steelers have interviewed 10 other outside candidates, along with two in-house options in Omar Khan and Brandon Hunt. Kevin Colbert, who has been with the Steelers since 2000, is set to retire following this year's draft.

The Steelers won't hire Colbert's replacement until after the draft, but they're definitely casting a big net with outside options. With the March 1 deadline now passed, the Steelers can only interview candidates who are not under contract with another NFL team.

"Our focus will really be on trying to get this draft and free agency correct, and then we'll deal with all that after the draft," Colbert said on finding the next general manager.

Riddick, 52, played at Pitt and spent seven years in the NFL as a cornerback for the 49ers, Falcons, Browns and Raiders. Riddick started his scouting career with Washington in 2001 and had the title of director of pro personnel from 2005-2007 before moving on to Philadelphia, where he also worked as a scout and director of pro personnel.

Riddick has worked for ESPN since 2014 and joined the “Monday Night Football” crew as an analyst in 2020.

Along with playing at Pitt, Riddick is the cousin of former Steelers defensive coordinator Tim Lewis. So, he's familiar with the city and the organization. Lewis was the Steelers defensive coordinator from 2000-2003.

In December 2020, various sources reported that Riddick was being interviewed for the general manager vacancies for both the Texans and Lions.

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