Earlier today, reports surfaced on CBS Sports that wide receiver Hines Ward might be retiring after the team's loss to the Denver Broncos. According to Hines Ward's Facebook page though, he has no plans of retiring: he wants to come back and be just as ineffective as he was this year.
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. 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. - HINES
If you look at the reaction of Steelers fans, the opinions are mixed. Some fans would welcome him back for a year for the veteran minimum, while others think he should hang it up. Ward was terrible against the Browns this year. In two games against Cleveland, he finished with 6 catches for 30 yards, 1 fumble lost, and 1 dropped pass. It got so bad that his "1,000th career pass" had to be a forced pass behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of yardage, seeing as the guy can't get open or catch a pass anymore.