Found February 13, 2012 on Football Nation:
Recent reports have said Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward is willing to restructure his contract to stay with the team in 2012, while a report from Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network has said the Steelers will not bring back the soon-to-be 36-year-old receiver.  Ward has two years left on his current contract, and is due to make $4 million in both 2012 and 2013, and he is coming off the lowest yardage total of his career (381) and he also failed to reach 50 receptions since his third NFL season in 2000. There has been a changing of the guard in the Pittsburgh receiving corps in recent years, as Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown most notably have emerged and Ward's role has been reduced.  Still, Ward finished the 2011 season with exactly 1,000 career receptions to go along with 12,083 yards and 85 touchdowns. He is one of only eight receivers in league history with 1,000 catches and he is in the top 20 all-time in receiving yards (18th) and receiving touchdowns (ti...

Hines Ward Wants to Stay, but do the Steelers Want the Same?

     With many teams starting to feel the effects of the new salary cap that goes in effect this season, the Steelers are no different.  Some teams like the Cleveland Browns are some $33 million under and have to spend that money and then there is team like the Pittsburgh Steelers whom are $10 million over and now are running around restructuring contracts and releasing unwanted...

Steelers’ Hines Ward posts on Facebook: “I’m willing to restructure my contract”

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward jumped on his Facebook page to tell fans that he’s willing to restructure his $4 million contract in order to remain with the team. It was a last ditch effort to save his job. Ward’s Facebook post is in response to an NFL Network report that the Steelers are planning to cut the 14-year NFL veteran in an effort to get under the salary cap.

Releasing Ward is the smart move for the future, unfortunately

Cutting ties with a guy like Hines Ward is never easy. Nobody wants to do it and you look like the bad guy when it happens, but the smart business decision is to let Hines walk and find a way to bring back Jerricho Cotchery. Take the emotion out of it and look at it objectively and you see that it’s the unfortunate reality of what needs to happen. Ward has been the best receiver...

The offseason circus continues, Ward speaks about rumors of his release.

He’s staying,  he’s going,  he wants to play,  they don’t want him back,  it’s almost a circus now with Hines Ward. Let’s face it folks,  it hasn’t exactly been a normal offseason for the Steelers. The fiasco that was the Bruce Arians “retirement” I’m sure is something they’d rather forget. Then the constant questioning of who’s running the show in Pittsburgh...

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Ward, Cotchery, Wallace, Mendenhall & Hampton Episode

Season 2, Episode 77 of The Terrible Podcast is up and with David Todd back in the hosting chair we have quite a bit to talk about as the Steelers are still making a lot of news in the early part of the offseason. We start with the continuing drama surrounding the situation of Hines Ward and how the media are dealing with it. We discuss what the Steelers do and do not owe Ward right...

Ward, Steelers deny his release

If the Steelers have decided to release Hines Ward, it is news to Ward -- and maybe even the Steelers.

Steelers GM says no decision made on Hines Ward

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't ready to part ways with Hines Ward just yet.General manager Kevin Colbert said Monday the team has had "internal discussions" on what to do with the franchise's all-time leading receiver, but no decision has been reported last week the Steelers were planning ...

Ward responds to report that Steelers will cut him

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers' wide receiver Hines Ward wants to retire with the Pittsburgh Steelers, offering to restructure his contract to do it.

Steelers GM says no decision made on Hines Ward

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't ready to part ways with Hines Ward just yet.

Steelers Six From Around The Web – February 13th – Colbert Speaks Edition

Bob Labriola has a transcript up on of a Q & A session he had recently with Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert. Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner joined 93.7 The Fan to talk about Todd Haley, his former offensive coordinator in Arizona. Dejan Kovacevic wrote about the ongoing Hines Ward saga and how the Steelers need to let Ward know his 2012...

Kevin Colbert talks with KDKA about the Steelers offseason.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert joined KDKA this morning to talk about the pertinent topics at hand facing the team this offseason. Key talking points include Hines Ward, in which Colbert mentioned there still has not been a decision made on his future. He talks about making sure you do the right thing and be sensitive to all those involved including the players in the locker room when...

It's not personal, it's business. Unless we make it personal.

There's some sort of disconnect in the Pittsburgh Steelers organization these days.  First of all this offseason we had head coach Mike Tomlin come out and say all the coaches would be returning, only for him to turn around a short time later and announce that Bruce Arians was "retiring."We saw how legitimate that "retirement" was when Arians quickly pounced...

PFT Live: Steelers talk with Joe Starkey

PFT Live is back on Monday. And it’s actually live. Florio welcomes Joe Starkey from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review to go over the latest with Hines Ward, Todd Haley, and the gang in Pittsburgh. I will also join the show to talk about Randy Moss, Peyton Manning, and anything else Florio wants to surprise me with.…
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