“He has one year left on his deal worth $4 million,” said La Canfora. “According to my sources, he won’t be back there. So that’s $4 million off the books.”
The Steelers have been restructuring a number of player’s contracts in recent days but Ward has $4 million remaining on his contract so he’ll most likely be a cap-casualty in the coming days. Pittsburgh will still have to shed some more money if they intend to lockup WR Mike Wallace and address some of their other roster needs.
Ward has said previously that he would like to play elsewhere if the Steelers chose to move on without and the Arizona Cardinals were tossed out as a possible option considering that Ken Whisenhunt was Wards former offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh.