28 Jul 2005
Even though training camps starts Sunday, it's probably too early to start worrying about the Steelers re-signing Hines Ward before the regular season gets underway. Still, Ward has already turned down one offer from the Steelers, and maybe for good reason. Pittsburgh's offer would have made Ward the highest paid player in their history, but would put him "among a tier of receivers just below several of the highest paid in the league."
Given that Ward has been to four straight Pro Bowls, he probably deserves a little more than that. On the bright side however, Ward was offered a signing bonus that would have surpassed the $8.1 million bonus Kordell Stewart received in 1999. Sweet.
24 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2005, 6:23pm by Countertorque
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