Steelers Sign WR Ward to Three-Year Contract Extension

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Wide receiver Hines Ward apparently will get his wish to finish his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ward, about to enter the final season of his contract, agreed Saturday to a contract extension that will pay him a lower salary than the $5.8 million he was to make this season but will make up the money in a signing bonus.

The deal was being finalized Saturday between the Steelers and Ward's agent, Eugene Parker, but is expected to be worth about $22
million over four seasons, although only a portion of that would be

The Steelers were only about $2 million under the salary cap last week. They have been working to create cap room since signing All-Pro linebacker James Harrison to a $51.75 million, six-year contract.