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.
Other news around the Web on Friday:
- The Chiefs’ defense looks to make more third-down stops against the Raiders.
- Giants punter Jeff Feagles prepares for the low-hanging videoboard in the new Cowboys Stadium.
- Colts WR Hank Baskett gets a crash course in his new team’s offense.
- Vikings coaches were pleased with rookie WR Percy Harvin‘s debut.