Steelers to release veteran Hines Ward

The Pittsburgh Steelers will release wide receiver Hines Ward who turns 36 next week. He has been with the Steelers for 14 years and is a two-time Super Bowl winner, he also won a Super Bowl MVP. Ward thanked the Steelers organization and said he still has more football left in him. He finishes his time in Pittsburgh with 1,000 catches for 12,083 yards and 85 touchdowns. Top Steelers receiver Mike Wallace could be playing for a different team next season because of the team’s financial limitations.

Hines Ward’s Facebook post: This isn’t how I wanted this chapter of my career to end. I did everything in my power to remain a Steeler and finish what I started here 14 years ago. I want to thank the organization, my teammates and coaches and everyone who made my run as a Steeler the best years of my life. To Mr. Rooney, thank you for allowing me to play for one of the greatest organizations in the world. To my fans and in particular, Steeler Nation, thank you for your support and all the great memories. I gave my heart and soul for you every down and I will always bleed black and gold. I do feel that I still have more football left in me and I am looking forward to playing in the NFL, again, this upcoming season. – HINES

Written By – Tom Mullins- News and Off-Season Writer

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