The Steelers have received permission from the Washington Redskins to interview their special teams coach, Danny Smith, a Pittsburgh native.

Smith, 59, has coached the Redskins special teams since 2004.

The Steelers have openings for one or two special teams coaches because Mike Tomlin fired Al Everest in the preseason and his assistant, Amos Jones, has accepted a job to become the special teams coach for the Arizona Cardinals.