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Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:30 pm
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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: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:03 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Hmmm, cheerleading squad... Guess that DWTS experience will help. Or continue his movie career running from CG opponents.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:00 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

He'll follow in Jerry Rice's footsteps....GUARANTEED!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:58 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

YOu know numb nuts, there are 32 other teams out there who want to win "a" super bowl but you feel as if you need to play till 45 to win another. 



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:58 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

The only slot he's going to play is the slot they have open on the Cheerleading squad! He did a great job in that role this year!!!!




Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:57 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

As  Mike Freeman reported Monday morning, Steelers teammates believed Ward might retire.


Freeman must have 9 lives at CBSSports. His inaccuracies are piling up.



Since: Oct 13, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:51 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Who cares...please play again so your jaw can be broken with a cheapshot and our chances of winning go up if your smiling ass gets on the field   your old and overrated   and your qb is a rapist   and your fans are the worst in the history of sports  and i love that your arrogant asses got TEBOWED   Come to my town and pick a fidht with me you bunch of moronic drunken thugs, not defenseless youngsters  I will hate everything your sorry city is about forever   Classless morons


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Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:42 pm
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Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:40 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Who cares????? Hines Ward is not relevant as a player any longer.  He is just another criminal on the Steelers who is too old to be effective.  Anyone that drinks and drives is a true idiot and Hines is exactly that!!



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:38 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

He was a good Productive WR except for the last 2 seasons...
Does he really think the Older he Gets his stats will get better?

He should go out with some Dignity and don't be another Favre and embarrass himself by trying to compete with the young kids for another year...



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:35 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

The steelers have three young guys at the top of the receiving core, we still got room for ya as the fourth or fifth guy Hines.



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