Former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Brian Flores has joined the Pittsburgh Steelers as a defensive assistant and linebacker coach.
Brian Flores, the former head coach of the Miami Dolphins, has a new address.
Flores, who is suing the NFL and three clubs, was hired as a defensive assistant and linebackers coach by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin stated in a statement, “I am enthusiastic about Brian Flores joining our coaching staff given his background of developing and instructing defensive players throughout his tenure in the NFL.” “Brian’s career speaks for itself, and I eagerly anticipate his contribution to our team.”
Flores’ addition strengthens a defensive unit that just saw Teryl Austin promoted to defensive coordinator when Keith Butler, who also coached the team’s outside linebackers, retired.
Flores served as Miami’s head coach for the previous three seasons, collecting a 24-25 record until being sacked last month. He was the defensive playcaller for the New England Patriots before that, notably in Super Bowl LIII.
Flores, 40, filed a complaint against the NFL, the Giants, Dolphins, and Broncos earlier this month, claiming discrimination in the New York and Denver interview processes, as well as his termination by Miami.
Flores said in his complaint that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross paid him $100,000 for each defeat in 2019 as part of a scheme to tank for a high-draught selection.
Flores also alleged that the Giants only interviewed him for their head-coaching opening in January in order to comply with the Rooney Rule, and that a similar situation occurred with the Broncos in 2019.
To fight Flores’ charges, the NFL has recruited a litigation group that includes former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Despite the Steelers’ employment of Flores, his lawyer, Douglas H. Wigdor, said Saturday that his case against the NFL will go on.
While Coach Flores is now focused on his new role, he will continue to pursue his racial discrimination class action so that genuine change in the NFL may be achieved, Wigdor stated.