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Steelers' Hines Ward Announces Retirement

George Gojkovich/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- After a 14-year career in Pittsburgh, wide receiver Hines Ward officially announced his retirement on Tuesday.

The two-time Super Bowl champion was supposed to make $4 million in 2012 before the team released him this offseason.

"As much I will miss football, my teammates, coaches, and everything about the game, I don't want to play it in any other uniform," said Ward at his press conference.  "The black and gold runs deep in me and I will remain a Steeler for life."

The 36-year-old Ward is the franchise's all-time leader in every major receiving category, including receptions, yards and touchdowns.

"I don't have any regrets, I want my legacy here to say, 'you know what, he was one hell of a football player and he gave it his all'," said Ward.  "I'm truly blessed to play in three Super Bowls, won two Super Bowls, Super Bowl MVP (2006); I've been to Pro Bowls, what more can a player want?"

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Steelers Will Release Hines Ward

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) --  The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they will release receiver Hines Ward.

The soon to be 36-year-old receiver has played all 14 of his NFL seasons with the black and yellow. Ward is a four-time Pro-Bowl selection and was named the MVP of Superbowl 40.

"This isn't how I wanted this chapter of my career to end," Ward said in a statement. "I did everything in my power to remain a Steeler and finish what I started here 14 years ago."

Despite the fact he won't be playing for the Steelers, Ward vows to play a 15th NFL season.

"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," Ward said.

He finishes his career with the Steelers with 1,000 catches for 12.083 yards and 85 touchdowns.

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Report: Steelers Won't Bring Back Wide Receiver Hines Ward

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It looks like one of the greatest players to ever put on a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform has played his final down with the team. According to a report from the NFL Network, the Steelers are being forced to make roster cuts for salary cap reasons, and Ward is the latest casualty.

The 35-year old Ward has spent his entire 14-year career with the Steelers, winning two Super Bowls with the team during that time. He is the Steelers all-time leading receiver. He has caught 1,000 passes for 12,083 yards and 85 touchdowns for his career.

Ward though, has posted on his Facebook that he would be willing to take a pay cut or rework his contract in order to return to the team next season.

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