There has been a lot of speculation about his future with the team. His cap is at 4 million next year and even though he has agreed to restructure his deal according to NFL.com, he lost alot of snaps last season to Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown and add a younger surging Emanuel Sanders to the equation and you wonder what Hines has left to offer the Steelers.
"On Friday, NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported the Steelers plan to cut the franchise's all-time leading receiver, who recently underwent ankle surgery." That was taken from NFL.com and yes I know it's La Canfora but he's not the first to speculate on this matter.
Will the Steelers do the morally right thing and keep around one of the franchises main cornerstones of nearly the last decade and a half of Steelers football or will they do the business right thing and clear room for the younger, more explosive receivers? If they release him, does Hines Ward have anything left to offer anybody else?