I gotta say I’m not surprised by this and in fact I have been more than prepared for it.
It’s probably the right move because he has slowed down. The Steelers have big cap problems and things like this need to be done to ensure the future of the club.
I wrote earlier my thoughts on this, and they haven’t changed.
I personally support the move, while being saddened about it. It needed to happen, but it’s tough to see legends go. Ward was a throwback. He represented a mentality. Hard work, overachieving, and grit. All things I love in a football player, and a major reason why I am a Steelers fan.
He will be missed.
Thank you Hines!