Steelers Sign WR Ward to Three-Year Contract Extension

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

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
guaranteed.

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.


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