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A Free-for-all
JIM TROTTER
April 02, 2012
The football news has come fast and furious over the past two weeks—and it's not all Manning, Tebow and the Saints
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April 02, 2012

A Free-for-all

The football news has come fast and furious over the past two weeks—and it's not all Manning, Tebow and the Saints

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Nearly three weeks after his release, the most productive receiver in Steelers history announced his retirement. Ward's contributions can't be measured solely by stats, though his 1,000 catches, 12,083 yards and 85 TD receptions are franchise bests. The 6-foot, 205-pound Ward was arguably the greatest run-blocking wide receiver in league history. The Hall of Fame question is already being asked. Given that Ward's numbers are better than many receivers in Canton, that he won two Super Bowls and an MVP award in three appearances, and that for most of his 14 seasons he was the face of the Steelers'offense, the answer is an unqualified yes.

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