Roundup: Steelers WR Ward approaches 10,000 yards

Steelers WR Hines Ward could enter an exclusive club Sunday against the Bears. The Super Bowl XL MVP is 117 receiving yards shy of 10,000 for his career.

“That’s a big deal,” Ward told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Ten thousand yards? That speaks volumes. When I first came into the league, there was no way 10,000 yards, 800 catches was a goal. I just wanted to play.”

Drafted by the Steelers in 1998, Ward has caught passes from seven different starting quarterbacks — Kordell Stewart, Mike Tomczak, Kent Graham, Tommy Maddox, Charlie Batch, Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich — as well as Jerome Bettis and Antwaan Randle El.

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