© Hines Ward has told the P-G that he wants to play for the Steelers next season and is willing to take a pay cut to do so.
But, if a deal can't be worked out, Ward plans on trying to play somewhere else.
There are some on the coaching staff who don't want Ward back. In fact, one member of the staff didn't want him back in 2010.
But ownership wanted Ward with the team then and will likely want him back in 2012 as well.
Ward has been such a popular player for such a long time that the team will allow him to go out on his own terms and in a Steelers uniform. Unless, of course, Ward insists on having a greater role than what he played in the second half of 2012.