PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Former Pittsburgh Steeler Chris Hoke joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about Hines Ward’s career as a Steeler coming to an end.

Hoke said Ward taught him how to be a true professional and that everyone who played with him was better off because of what a great influence he was.

When it comes to whether or not the Steelers made the right move releasing Ward, Hoke said that even he knew the Steelers needed to get younger, and that’s what they’re in the process of doing right now.