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Steelers promote QB coach Canada to offensive coordinator

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't look very far to find a new offensive coordinator, promoting quarterbacks coach Matt Canada to the position on Monday to replace Randy Fichtner.

The Steelers opted not to renew Fichtner's contract following a first-round playoff loss to Cleveland. Pittsburgh will now turn to Canada - hired a year ago to help develop a relationship with Ben Roethlisberger and mentor young backups Mason Rudolph and Josh Dobbs - to inject some life into an offense that sputtered down the stretch. The Steelers lost five of their final six games following an 11-0 start and finished last in the NFL in both yards rushing and yards per carry.

Fixing the running game during the offseason is a priority, but it's just one of many Canada will face in his first year on the job.

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AFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Pittsburgh 1240.750
x-Baltimore 1150.688
x-Cleveland 1150.688
Cincinnati 4111.281
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: B. Roethlisberger3803
Pass TDs: B. Roethlisberger33
Rush Yds: J. Conner721
Rush TDs: J. Conner6
Rec Yds: D. Johnson923
Rec TDs: C. Claypool9
Int: M. Fitzpatrick4
Sacks: T. Watt15.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5354 (25)
Passing Yards: 4129 (16)
Rushing Yards: 1351 (32)
Points per game: 26.0 (12)
Yards per game: 334.6 (25)
Touchdowns: 47 (13)
Field Goals: 23 (23)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4893 (3)
Passing Yards: 3494 (3)
Rushing Yards: 1783 (11)
Points per game: 19.5 (3)
Yards per game: 305.8 (3)
Touchdowns: 35 (3)
Field Goals: 20 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/22 V. McDonald retired
1/21 S. Denmark signed
1/21 D. Haskins Jr. signed
1/21 C. Jones signed
1/21 D. Raymond signed
1/18 J. Haden reinstated
1/15 T. Edmunds signed
1/15 J. Jones signed
1/14 K. Rader signed
1/14 A. Johnson signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 B. Roethlisberger not injury related (Out)
1/3 C. Boswell groin (Out)
1/3 T. Edmunds shoulder (Out)
1/3 C. Heyward not injury related (Out)
1/3 T. Watt not injury related (Out)
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