Hines Ward Releases Statement & Says He Looks Forward To Still Playing In The NFL

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Wednesday that they will be releasing veteran wide receiver Hines Ward after 14 seasons with the team. Ward has already released statement in which he thanks the organization, teammates and Mr. Rooney. He says that he did not want his time in Pittsburgh to ends this way and that he still looks forward to playing in the NFL this upcoming season.

Hines Ward Statement Following Release Notification

This isn\’t how I wanted this chapter of my career to end. I did everything in my power to remain a Steeler and finish what I started here 14 years ago. I want to thank the organization, my teammates and coaches and everyone who made my run as a Steeler the best years of my life. To Mr. Rooney, thank you for allowing me to play for one of the greatest organizations in the world. To my fans and in particular, Steeler Nation, thank you for your support and all the great memories. I gave my heart and soul for you every down and I will always bleed black and gold. I do feel that I still have more football left in me and I am looking forward to playing in the NFL, again, this upcoming season.

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