[QUOTE=Jordy;4380205]Before the subject is even broached....
you beat me to it. :D
here's some extra info on the release.
[QUOTE]Steelers released WR Hines Ward.
A 14-year Steeler, four-time Pro Bowler, and the franchise's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns, Ward's separation skills have vanished and he is no longer quick enough to be a productive slot receiver. The Steelers may have considered trying to redo Ward's contract because of his decorated history, but ultimately the opportunity to keep Mike Wallace ranked much higher on the organization's priorities. At age 36, Ward will struggle to generate interest on the open market. He may have to settle for a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum in order to keep playing football.[/QUOTE]
I think Hines will probably call it a career. I'd hate to see him sign on elsewhere only to have a lackluster season or two, I hate when guys do that. Which is why I was so happy Bettis went out a Steeler. Hines has his rings, now sail off into the sunset.
While I'm obviously not a Steeler fan, I'd like to say thank you Hines. You were a real staple in the NFL for many years and a hell of a player in your prime.