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Pittsburgh Steelers Are Set To Release Hines Ward!

The Pittsburgh Steelers have confirmed they will let go of Hines Ward.

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Hines Ward, 35, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers back in 1998 and spent all 14 years of his NFL career with the Steelers and holds numerous receiving records for the team including 1,000 receptions, 12,083 receiving yards and 85 receiving touchdowns.

Ward, a four-time pro bowler helped lead the team to Super Bowl wins in 2005 when he was named Super Bowl MVP in a win over the Seattle Seahawks, and in 2008 over the Arizona Cardinals.

The Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II made the official statement of Wednesday that they would let go of their All-Pro Wide Receiver Hines Ward:

“We had a conversation today with Hines Ward and informed him that we plan to release him of his contract prior to the start of the 2012 NFL calendar year,”

Steelers President Art Rooney II told the team’s website,

“Hines has been an integral part of our success since we drafted him in 1998 and we will forever be grateful for what he has helped us achieve. He has meant so much to this organization, both on and off the field, and we appreciate his efforts over the past 14 years. Hines’ accomplishments are numerous, and he will always be thought of as one of the all-time great Steelers. We wish him nothing but the best.”

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