Steelers WR May Be Playing His Final Nfl Season

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Steelers WR May Be Playing His Final Nfl Season
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With the 2009 season nearing, many questions are left unanswered. The most important question, I believe, is the possibility of losing Hines Ward to free agency, or even worse, retirement.

Hines Ward is a 33-year-old WR whose passion is to win football games by any means necessary.

With that being said, Hines Ward is no longer young, and his knees have been a re-occurring problem for the last couple of years.

These are a few reasons why Hines will either be let go, or retire after this season.

Reason 1: Hines Ward has bad knees that have taken a beating over the years. That is the one constant problem that Hines Ward will face.

Reason 2: Hines Ward enjoys blocking and playing hard, which can take many years off of a career for a player. In Hines Ward's case, he is lucky that he has made it this far. Every Baltimore Raven has been trying to kill him since he was drafted.

Sorry Baltimore, you take a gun onto a field, fire six rounds and Hines would still be able to knock one of your players out (just ask Keith Rivers of Cincinnati).

Reason 3: Hines would want to retire as a Steeler rather than play for a crappy team like the Raiders. If Pittsburgh doesn't feel the need to re-sign him, this may be his best option.

Leave some feedback on what you feel the Steelers will do with Hines Ward.

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