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Coach Mike Tomlin has tentatively filled out his coaching staff with the hiring of Shaun Sarrett as the Steelers offensive quality control coach.
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With his durability becoming a concern for the team, after 13 productive seasons, the defensive end's time with the Steelers reportedly will be coming to an end.
When the Steelers released Hines Ward yesterday, I assumed that he wasn’t willing to go low enough to meet what the Steelers could afford to pay him. My assumption was wrong. According to the Post-Gazette Ward wasn’t even given the opportunity to take a pay cut:
Ward, who had two years left on his contract at a $4 million annual salary, was never offered a chance to take...
By Jeremy Hritz
Hines Ward was no doubt an integral part of the Pittsburgh Steelers over the last several years and was a primary contributor in Super Bowl wins number six and seven. His physicality and connection with the fans of Pittsburgh will not be forgotten, no matter what jersey he wears next year (with the exclusion of a black and purple one). Ward will always be a Steeler...
A month and a half ago we discussed the situation with Donald Driver potentially not being able to finish his career in Green Bay. In that article we made a slight reference to the perceived notion that the Steelers were doing it right by allowing Hines Ward to stay on the team.
Well, we perceived wrong and now that it’s official, we look at Ward’s departure from Steel City...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Hines Ward's constant, ear-to-ear smile tucked behind a black facemask has been a lasting image for Pittsburgh Steelers fans the past 14 seasons.
Hines Ward, a longtime nemesis of the Ravens, won’t return to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2012 season. The Steelers announced on their website Wednesday that they plan to release the veteran wide receiver.
Even though they compete fiercely in the AFC North, the Ravens don’t hide their admiration for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In fact, they have sought to emulate the Steelers, who are known as consistent contenders, solid drafters, sound salary cap managers and methodical decision-makers – seldom flashy but always in the hunt, one of the NFL’s elite.
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The smile that made Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Hines Ward (in)famous is surely subdued today. Michael David Smith of profootballtalk.com writes that the team has announced that they will release the 15-year veteran. This move really comes as no surprise, given the Steelers' salary cap quandary and the recent emergence of wide receivers...