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Ward Apologizes to teammates; Steelers re-sign Anthony Madison

By Inside Pittsburgh Sports
On Monday, Hines Ward apologized to Ben Roethlisberger. On Wednesday, he apologized to the rest of his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates.
Those apologies were necessary because Ward spoke without thinking this past Saturday when he ripped into Roethlisberger during an interview that was telecast before Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.
In a sit-down with NBC-TV’s Bob Costas, Ward questioned Rothlisberger’s toughness after team physicians decided that the star quarterback shouldn’t play due to re-occurring symptoms of his Nov. 22 concussion.
“I’m not going to get into the conversation we spoke about,” Ward said of his apology to Roethlisberger. “The issue has been resolved. I apologized to the team today for even having to answer questions about this. I don’t want this to be a distraction.”
Roethlisberger said he accepts Ward’s apology, and it’s time to move on.
“Everything is fine,” Roethlisberger said.
*** The Steelers made a roster move late Wednesday by re-signing cornerback Anthony Madison.
Madison wasn’t signed to defend passes. He was signed to help the Steelers cover kicks.
From 2006-2008, Madison was one of the team’s top special teams players.
Madison was cut by the Steelers on Sept. 5.
To make room for Madison, the Steelers cut cornerback Corey Ivy.
The Steelers also re-signed RB Justin Vincent & DT Steve McLendon to their practice squad. To make room for Vincent, the Steelers released running back Isaac Redman.

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