Found February 14, 2012 on SteelerAddicts:
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Jason La Confora of the NFL Network and caused quite a stir in Pittsburgh over the weekend by saying that Hines Ward would not be back next year for the Steelers. He joined the Fan Morning Show on Tuesday explain. Jason backed his statement, calling Hines, “A player, who at this point in his career, is not part of their long-term plans.” The Steelers have much work to do and as we’ve talked about here on SA, we think it’s time for the great Hines Ward to ride off into the Black ‘N Gold sunset. The issue is not that Ward deserves to be a Steeler until he retires, that much is obvious. It’s the fact that even at the league minimum how much are you going to give up to keep Hines that you could use to help sign another lineman or depth at middle linebacker, or to even help keep Jerricho Cotchery. Jason also talks about when the NFL starts seeing the increased revenue from the new TV deals in 2014, the salary cap will rise dramatically and teams will b...

Factors Other Than Money Likely Play Bigger Role In Steelers Decision On Hines Ward

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward will remain a hot talking point until a decision is made about his 2012 status with team. It resurfaced as a hot topic Friday night after a report by Jason La Canfora stated that Ward will not be back with Steelers next season according to his sources. Since that time, Ward has taken to Facebook to reiterate that he wants to return to...

Production Of 36 Year Old Wide Receivers In Regards To Hines Ward

There was an interesting discussion this morning on Trib Live Radio in regards to 36 year old wide receivers in relation to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward this morning and how effective those receivers were at that age. I pulled the numbers that you can see below in the table from Pro Football Reference of receivers that played at 36 years old and also included their...

La Canfora Stands By Report That Hines Ward Will Not Be Back With Steelers reporter Jason La Canfora joined 93.7 The Fan Tuesday morning to answer questions about his Friday evening report that stated Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward would not be back with the team in 2012. When he was asked if he still was convinced that Ward would not be back after GM Kevin Colbert announced on Tuesday that no decision on Ward has been made, La Canfora...

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...

Steelers say no decision made yet on Hines Ward

Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert says that no decision has been regarding Hines Ward’s future with the team, despite a report that says Ward won’t be back in 2012. That doesn’t mean the NFL Network’s report is off. The Steelers really can’t say anything else about Ward at the moment. “To this current point, no final…

Ward Elite Not Just for Steelers, But in NFL History

While it still remains to be seen whether Hines Ward ever suits up for the Pittsburgh Steelers again, there can be no disputing the fact that Ward is the most productive wide receiver in franchise history.  And it’s not even close.   The Steelers have had some magnificent receivers, including a pair from the 1970s – Lynn Swann and John Stallworth – who are in the Hall...

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...

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 ...

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...
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