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Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:30 pm
 
Ward

By Josh Katzowitz

The fall for Hines Ward this season was precipitous. After all, the four-time Pro Bowler lost his starting job to Antonio Brown in November, and his 46-catch, 381-yard, two-touchdown performance this season was the worst stat line since his rookie season.

But, contrary to what some speculated (his teammates, for instance), the Steelers receiver is not going to step away from the game, announcing on his Facebook page that he’ll return next season.

As CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman reported Monday morning, Steelers teammates believed Ward might retire. But, Freeman wrote, “that doesn't mean it's set he will. That means some Steelers players believe it which means it's likely to happen. Ward is a different sort of dude. He could decide to hang on for one more year.”

That, Ward wrote, is exactly what he’s going to do:

“I'm also getting lots of questions about retirement so let me set the record straight: I have no plans on retiring right now. I want to win another Superbowl (sic). I don't know where the media is getting this info from but rest assured that when I decide to retire, you'll hear it from ME first.”

Ward, though, probably will have to be content by playing as a backup slot receiver for a Steelers receiving corps that is young and speedy. If, that is, he can make the team at all next year. Which might be a question heading into the 2012 season.

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Comments

Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:36 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Actually, I think there are 31 other teams, unless your counting your fantasy team. 
 



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:33 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Ward thinks he still has one more cheap shot left in him?  Acouple crack back blocks left?  Not for the steelers, he would be 3rd WR on the team next year. 



Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:32 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Just go away you goofy bastard.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:23 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

The scumbag needs to retire cuz he's done like the rest of the scumbags on the squeeler franchise.
You will hate the Steelers don't matter who is on the team, so it not that big of deal if Ward don't retire



Since: Dec 28, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:17 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

when the Steelers waive him next year he will be forced to retire. 



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:06 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

I want you to take "your six rings" (are you wearing one right now btw?) and talk to the Green Bay and Chicago Bear the Giants and ask them how many championships their organization has total? How long were you sitting on the injury excuse?
You all love to doctor the true statistics on "your" championships. 



Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:58 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

The scumbag needs to retire cuz he's done like the rest of the scumbags on the squeeler franchise.




Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:55 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

im talking to you yipesstripes



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:51 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Ward needs to make sure 50% of idiot fantasy owners still draft him.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:50 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Cotchery needs to be a higher priority. If he signs elsewhere then go for Ward (though I think he is still under contract but he needs a salary reduction). But he needs a similiar role to what he had this year, maybe the 5th or 6th guy but a leader and teacher and good insurance policy.



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