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Hines Ward returns to practice

Hines Ward, Joe Greene AP

The Steelers didn’t sign Jerricho Cotchery after his visit Sunday, but they did add a receiver to the practice field.

Hines Ward passed his physical and will come off the PUP list Monday; he’s been out with a thumb injury.  Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also spotted Emmanuel Sanders without a boot on, as the second-year receiver recovers from his latest foot surgery.

If Ward can get ready for Week One — and he has plenty of time — the Steelers probably don’t need to pick up a free agent wideout.

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35 Responses to “Hines Ward returns to practice”
  1. melonwearseaglespanties says: Aug 8, 2011 2:47 PM

    he really doesnt need to go through camp. just a little conditioning

  2. medtxpack says: Aug 8, 2011 2:47 PM

    6 rings…….puuuuhhhhhlease. still got embarrased last year. eat it steel city.

  3. scoops1 says: Aug 8, 2011 2:48 PM

    hope he had a designated driver drive him to the field

  4. jo3jo says: Aug 8, 2011 2:50 PM

    Let’s just hope Ward doesn’t go out and celebrate his first day of practice tonight and get pulled over again at 2 am.

  5. cakemixa says: Aug 8, 2011 2:50 PM

    The real question here — was he drunk?

  6. ravensj5 says: Aug 8, 2011 2:52 PM

    Did he drive to practice?

  7. dexterismyhero says: Aug 8, 2011 2:53 PM

    did he hit the curb when he showed up?

  8. conseannery says: Aug 8, 2011 2:55 PM

    1994 called. It wants its sunglasses back.

  9. humbleminded85 says: Aug 8, 2011 2:58 PM

    I know the camera man said “say cheese” hines but man you took it to a whole new level with that pic. Ima start callin him “gums” for now on.

  10. stampnhawk says: Aug 8, 2011 3:06 PM

    I think he’s still a bit tipsy to wear those “free with a case of Miller” sunglasses circa 1992.

  11. flagstaffphotos says: Aug 8, 2011 3:10 PM

    Welcome back, twinkletoes.

    I wonder how long until James Harrison tries out for Dancing with the Stars?

  12. Deb says: Aug 8, 2011 3:11 PM

    I believe he’s happy. :D

  13. schmitty2 says: Aug 8, 2011 3:20 PM

    I haven’t seen glasses like that since I went to Disneyland and saw “Captain EO”

  14. hobartbaker says: Aug 8, 2011 3:21 PM

    “Take off those sunglasses, I know it’s you, Phil Jackson!”.

  15. 6ringnationsparksjealousy says: Aug 8, 2011 3:28 PM

    This guy is a legend and only legends play for the Steelers. HERE WE GO

  16. Mike Tomlin says: Aug 8, 2011 3:31 PM

    Man these jokes are terrible…

  17. skeeter1970 says: Aug 8, 2011 3:33 PM

    Meanwhile at Baltimore Ravens camp, Ed Reed just crapped his pants.

    See ya Sept. 11 Ed.

  18. jeffperk says: Aug 8, 2011 3:36 PM

    The real question is did he pass his breathalyzer? Or, what was his BAC?

  19. skeeter1970 says: Aug 8, 2011 3:36 PM

    BTW, in case you rubes don’t know, that’s the great Mean Joe Greene that Hines is talking to.

  20. steelersmichele says: Aug 8, 2011 3:39 PM

    He actually practiced/played on Saturday while he was filming scenes for the new Batman movie. I guess they figured if he was healthy enough to “act” he was healthy enough to participate in training camp.

    When Ward retires, maybe he can ask T. Suggs to write a role for him.

  21. tombradyswig says: Aug 8, 2011 3:44 PM

    “Gums” Ward

  22. jdfrox says: Aug 8, 2011 3:52 PM

    That legends comment is priceless!! That might be the best stereotypical Steeler fan comment I have ever read/heard. Seriously, if I were to tell you that a Steeler fan said “Only legends play for the Steelers” you would not believe me. Classic. Only a Steeler fan.

    By the way, is Hines wearing some zubaz pants with those shades?

  23. mr4thand1 says: Aug 8, 2011 4:35 PM

    Dear Ed Reed,

    Keep your head on a swivel!

    Sincerely,

    STEELER NATION!

    “Here we go STEELERS, HERE WE GO!!!!!!”

  24. axespray says: Aug 8, 2011 4:59 PM

    is that mike tomlin’s older brother/uncle/dad in that picture standing next to Hines?

  25. lmt10 says: Aug 8, 2011 5:33 PM

    @ axespray,

    Its “Mean” Joe Green, you dolt…

  26. 6ringofsteal says: Aug 8, 2011 5:47 PM

    Man I can’t ever get enough of that glowing smile. Hines is back and my steeler flag is at full mast. I think we are going to have a tough time of it this year, the browns and ravens are looking really good from what I hear. Is it me or does Ben look like he’s gained about 40 lbs. I just hate to see him get even more immobile in the pocket since he ended up laying on the field half the time last year. I’m just so nervous and excited about my steelers! WOO HOO We got 6 rings thats right 6! shouldve had 7 last year. I just want one more sot it matches ben’s jersey # I think that would be sooo cool! YEAH ROCK ON steelers. All the Rest of you Are Jealous. And I really wish when Im at the bowling alley and the mall you haters would stop yelling Rapesherburger at me when i wear my ben jersey out, its not funny and it hurts a little too be honest. At least us steeler nation fans are man enough to be honest! HERE WE GO !!!

  27. Deb says: Aug 8, 2011 5:57 PM

    @axespray and lmt10 …

    ROFL … that exchange was hysterical. “You dolt” :lol:

    lmt10, I think he was kidding …

  28. FoozieGrooler says: Aug 8, 2011 7:34 PM

    6ringofsteal says:
    Aug 8, 2011 5:47 PM

    Man, copying another user’s screenname, whether to taunt or not, only says that he’s is your head, and that he owns you.
    IOW, sure the guy is a clown, but you lose.

  29. dmobey says: Aug 8, 2011 9:28 PM

    Are the glasses to hide bloodshot eyes?

  30. dmobey says: Aug 8, 2011 9:30 PM

    So this is what they mean by the Steel City?

    ***************************
    6ringofsteal says:
    Aug 8, 2011 5:47 PM
    Man I can’t ever get enough of that glowing smile. Hines is back and my steeler flag is at full mast.

  31. 6ringofsteal says: Aug 8, 2011 11:23 PM

    FoozieGrooler says:
    Aug 8, 2011 7:34 PM
    6ringofsteal says:
    Aug 8, 2011 5:47 PM

    Man, copying another user’s screenname, whether to taunt or not, only says that he’s is your head, and that he owns you.
    IOW, sure the guy is a clown, but you lose.
    ———————————————-
    HMMM Let me see here, so since you took the time to respond to me that means I am in your tiny little head now right. I now own you my little BEEOOWTCH. Winning. Dont hate the game Ace. Cute screenname by the way knda reminds me of a Muppet, right on!

  32. packmanfan says: Aug 9, 2011 5:33 AM

    I heart your posts, 6ringofsteal.
    You bring much laughter to this comment board.

  33. bensstinkyfingers says: Aug 9, 2011 11:02 AM

    @ packmanfan
    Thanks, its nice to know someone else has a sense of humor here. And also thank you and your Packer team for shutting these obnoxious Stealer Turd Fans up for a few weeks after the super bowl. My over and under was 1 week after losing before they starting running their mouths on how great they are. Reality will be hitting hard this year I believe.

  34. holeinone09 says: Aug 9, 2011 12:10 PM

    Hey stinkyfingers, “reality” will probably be the Steelers winning the division and getting back to the Super Bowl for another shot. That’s something your team obviously rarely experiences. Yep, reality hits hard, don’t it? It’s good to be a Steeler fan. Have a nice day now.

    GO STEELERS!!

  35. bensstinkyfingers says: Aug 10, 2011 1:41 AM

    Like Fishing with dynamite! Build it and they will come. Sure is good to be a stealer fan!

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