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Cam Heyward hints at leaving the Steelers

Is this the end of Heyward's tenure with Pittsburgh?

Michael W.

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman and team captain Cam Heyward has been holding out from offseason team activities as he attempts to secure a new, more lucrative contract. He has one year remaining on his current deal, but his standoff with the team has placed some doubt on his future in the Steel City. 

And his latest comments won't do anything to quell the worries of fans who are concerned he could be reaching the end of his tenure. 

“I have talked to my wife, and we know the reality, and we have had those talks, and she said it could be fun to play somewhere else,” Heyward said this week, via Mark Kaboly of The Athletic. “If that is what is needed to be done, then so be it.”

He then listed one particular team that he has family ties to as a possibility - the Cleveland Browns. 

“I still have family in Cleveland , my wife is from Cleveland," he said. "We will see. I am not trying to think about all that right now.”

“I don’t even know which way to even lean,” Heyward said. “We will see what happens. But I can assure you this: I will be playing in 2025, I will tell you that.”

The 35-year-old Heyward, who is entering the final year of his 4-year, $65 million contract, has been a member of the Steelers since they made him their Round 1 selection in the 2011 NFL Draft. 

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Source: NBC Sports