Hines Ward Officially Released by Pittsburgh Steelers
Adam Schefter reports Hines Ward will be released by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
End of an era: Steelers will release Hines Ward.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 29, 2012
As it turns out the Steelers just don’t have enough roster spots and salary cap room to hold onto the veteran wide receiver. Mike Wallace will command a ton of money on the free agent market and in order to hold onto him Steelers general manager, Kevin Colbert will need all the extra cap space he can get. That extra space will also need to go towards improving the offensive line so Roethlisberger is able to stay upright all season.
Hines Ward has 1000 receptions, 12,083 yards, and 85 touchdowns in his career, all with the Steelers. It will be a big decision for Ward to hang up the cleats as a Steeler, or join another NFL team needing a veteran number three wide reciever.