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The smile that made Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Hines Ward (in)famous is surely subdued today. Michael David Smith of profootballtalk.com writes that the team has announced that they will release the 15-year veteran. This move really comes as no surprise, given the Steelers’ salary cap quandary and the recent emergence of wide receivers Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders. Ward was due $ 4 million in salary for 2012, and the move will save the team $ 2.88 million in cap space. It’s unclear where he will land, if anywhere, at this point.
Ward has been a been a pain in the collective rears for Bengals fans in his 14-year Steeler career. He made numerous plays against the Bengals over the years and made himself into a very unlikeable figure in Bengaldom. Whether it was his mockery of Chad Johnson’s riverdance or the questionable block that broke Keith Rivers’ jaw, Ward will live on as one of the most hated Steelers in the riva…
Source: Yardbarker: Pittsburgh Steelers