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In a statement released by the Steelers, they have decided to release veteran WR Hines Ward.
Official statement from the Steelers
“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,” Steelers President Art Rooney II told the team’s website, Steelers.com. “Hines has been an integral part of our success since we drafted him in 1998 and we will forever be grateful for what he has helped us achieve. He has meant so much to this organization, both on and off the field, and we appreciate his efforts over the past 14 years. Hines’ accomplishments are numerous, and he will always be thought of as one of the all-time great Steelers. We wish him nothing but the best.” Ward was originally drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft out of Georgia. He spent 14 years in Pittsburgh and became the team’s all-time leader in receptions (1,000), receiving yards (12,083), rece...
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Let me be the first to say it... Buffalo should take him.
Hines Ward was supposed to retire in a Steelers uniform. Just two seasons ago, his contract was restructured to go through 2013, he had already logged 14 seasons with Pittsburgh, where he had been drafted to start his NFL career, and had been essential in winning two Super Bowls for the franchise.
For the love of Lombardi...
According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers never asked Hines Ward to take a pay cut because the coaches simply believe he can’t play anymore. Even if he’d play for free, they wouldn’t keep him around.
Ward made it clear in a statement released by his agent that he believes he can still play in the NFL.
“This isn’t how I wanted this chapter of...
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...
I appears that Hines Ward's 14-year run with the Steelers is coming to an end soon. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports "The Steelers will release WR Hines Ward".
What made the Steelers come to the conclusion of releasing Ward?
Hines Ward on a different team is almost harder to imagine than Peyton Manning on the Dolphins. Ward was a hoss at receiver during his prime...
Steelers will release WR Hines Ward
A four-time Pro Bowl selection, who holds franchise records for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, Ward, 35, has spent all of his 14 NFL seasons with Pittsburgh.
A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Ward will finish his Steelers career with 1,000 catches, 12,083 yards and 85 receiving touchdowns.
A first-round pick out of Georgia...
PITTSBURGH (AP) The Steelers will release wide receiver Hines Ward.
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.
I gotta say I’m not surprised by this and in fact I have been more than prepared for it. Today the Steelers announced they will be cutting Hines Ward. It’s probably the right move because he has slowed down. The Steelers have big cap problems and things like this need to be done to ensure [...]
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Steelers will release wide receiver Hines Ward.A four-time Pro Bowl selection, who holds franchise records for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, Ward, 35, has spent all of his 14 NFL seasons with Pittsburgh."We had a conversation today with Hines Ward and informed him that we ...
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On Wednesday it was announced that 14 year veteran wide receiver Hines Ward would not be back with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 and it seems that inside linebacker James Farrior is certainly headed for the same fate. Farrior's agent Ralph Cindrich tweeted Thursday morning, "Percentages are not w/ #Steelers keeping @JamesFarrior. He wanted to retire a PS but he is healthy...
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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...