Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward called it quits on Tuesday announcing his retirement from the NFL after 14-seasons.
Ward hangs up the cleats as Pittsburgh’s leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns and amidst rumors that he could have signed with the Steelers AFC North rivals, the Baltimore Ravens. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Ward addressed those rumors in his retirement press conference. “We know that won’t ever happen,” Ward said.
Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times tweeted that Ward followed up that quote saying “I don’t want to play in any other uniform. I will remain a Steeler for life.”
Truthfully, Ward probably doesn’t offer much at this point. For the first time in his postseason career, he was kept without a reception in Pittsburgh’s 29-23 loss to the Denver Broncos in the wild card round.