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The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced today that they will be releasing Long-Time WR Hines Ward before the beginning of the next league year (March 13th).

Steelers president Art Rooney II announced today “We had a conversation today with Hines Ward and informed him that we plan to release him of his contract prior to the start of the 2012 NFL calendar year.”

Ward was drafted by the franchise in 1998 and has been a big part of the Steelers success over the last decade, bringing in 1,000 receptions for 12,083 yards and 85 Touchdowns, as well as being named the MVP of Super Bowl XL

 

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