Some of Hines Ward’s teammates expect that the veteran receiver will retire. Ward and some reporters around Ward feel differently.
Rich Walsh of Channel 11 in Pittsburgh reports Ward wants to continue playing.
Jim Wexell of Scout.com believes that defensive linemen Aaron Smith and Chris Hoke will retire, but Ward and linebacker James Farrior will continue playing.
Of course, there’s no guarantee the Steelers will bring Ward back if he tries to play again. Ward would likely have to take a reduction in salary and may not be guaranteed to make the team out of training camp in 2012 if he wanted to return.