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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: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:33 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

at least his pouty, whiney, "i'm too old and not good enough" face isn't as annoying as that fake smile.




Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:23 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

dew - i HATE the steelers, but are you dumb?  they will keep him until he retires.  NO ONE goes and makes the toughest catches like h ward.



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:20 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

A prime example of a good player hanging on too long, Ward is going to face the humiliation of standing on the sidelines all game. He should of retired a year ago but 1000 was a goal, I personally felt their offense had to put plays in just for him to achieve that because he cannot get open normally. Hines youve done alot more than most, getting old sucks but it also doeant help when the other guys are the fastest in football.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:19 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Good. Sign with the Niners for a season and see what happens. (In my highest voice , I say...) CHAMPIONSHIP!



Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:09 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

his body retired early in the 2010 season. 



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:09 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

Hey Freeman, a friend of my sister in laws hairdresser's mechamic says that Cam Newton is set to retire. But that doesn't mean it's all set.

WHY NOT PRINT THAT, MORON!


NiceDAY
Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:57 pm
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Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:45 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

so go climb in your ketchup bottle



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:44 pm
 

Hines Ward says he will NOT retire

they the steelers dont need you anymore


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