Danny Smith is in his sixth season with the Steelers as the special teams coordinator. Smith was hired on January 31, 2013.

Kicker Chris Boswell earned his first Pro Bowl selection following a record-setting 2017 season. Boswell established single-season franchise records for the most field goals made (35) and total points (142) during the 2017 season, in addition to setting a team record for the most field goals made from 50 yards or further in a season with four. His 35 field goals made and 142 points surpassed the previous milestones of Norm Johnson set in 1995 (34 and 141). Boswell converted four game-winning field goal attempts – kicks within one minute of regulation – during the 2017 regular season.