Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 2/11/12

CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 10: Hines Ward #86 and James Farrior #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers stand on the sideline during the game against the Cleveland Browns on December 10, 2009 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 13-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Despite his willingness to accept a pay cut, veteran wide receiver Hines Ward could be out the door with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that representatives for Ward have yet to be contacted by the club.

That news came one day after NFL.com reported that the Steelers plan to sever ties with the 35-year-old Ward.

A third-round pick of Pittsburgh in 1998, Ward had 46 catches and two touchdowns this season. It marked his lowest reception total since his rookie season.

Ward is scheduled to make $4 million this season, a salary the Steelers would be unlikely to pay given their depth at the position.

The Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XL, Ward has 1,000 career receptions in 14 seasons with Pittsburgh.

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