The winds of change have been blowing in Pittsburgh. As many teams around the NFL are cleaning up their rosters, the Steelers too are looking to revamp.
Four key players on the Steelers have been released over the past week: Chris Kemoeatu (G), James Farrior (ILB), Aaron Smith (DE), and Hines Ward (WR). This surely has Pittsburgh fans in a frenzy and Baltimore fans talking their fair share of trash.
Chris Kemoeatu has been with the Steelers for eight years and had started in 53 of his 74 career games.
Aaron Smith has been wearing the notorious black and gold for 13 years and started 152 of his 160 total games, while James Farrior has been around for a solid ten years and has started all of his 154 career games.
However, what has undoubtedly been the hardest blow to Pittburgh’s offense as well as their morale was the loss of a 14 year veteran wide receiver. According to the Steeler’s website, Hines Ward is the team’s all- time leader in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and 100 yard receiving games.
Needless to say, teammates and fans alike are feeling the pain and fearing the implications of losing such a quality receiver.
“I think that the recent releases will make a huge impact on the Steelers’ upcoming season, but I have faith in my team to come through in the end and put forth another great season of football,” says McDaniel senior, Joey Steinberg.