Not totally unexpected, but I'm sure that Hines Ward is probably quite unhappy about it. If he still wants to play - and he said he did - I'm sure he'll sign somewhere. Someone will take a flyer on him. Who knows, maybe since the Steelers don't want him he'll retire.
So, where do you think (the former) #86 will play this season? Personally, I would HATE to see Hines go to anyone in the AFC North. Or the Patriots. But that's just me.