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Darrius Heyward-Bey | Wide Receiver

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 219
College: Maryland
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Darrius Heyward-Bey caught 2-of-6 targets for 24 yards in the Steelers' Week 5 win over the Chargers.
He tied Antonio Brown for the team lead in targets. Heyward-Bey was the target on a couple downfield passes, but wasn't able to secure them. Off the fantasy map, DHB will be the No. 4 receiver when Martavis Bryant returns. Oct 13 - 1:01 AM

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Darrius Heyward-Bey caught 4-of-5 targets for 31 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 4 loss to the Ravens.

DHB's touchdown was a nine-yard missile from Michael Vick that he would have dropped had Vick not literally stuck it in his gut. DHB has been forced into far too many snaps during Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension, but that will finally change next week as Bryant returns.
Oct 2 - 12:35 AM

Darrius Heyward-Bey secured 4-of-5 targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' Week 2 win over the 49ers.

The Steelers surprisingly threw repeated bubble screens to DHB in the first quarter. He came back to make a pretty catch over his shoulder on a 41-yard bomb. Heyward-Bey proceeded to whip 49ers SS Antoine Bethea for a 35-yard touchdown late in the first half. Always inconsistent, DHB has two games left to serve as the Steelers' third receiver until Martavis Bryant returns from suspension. Pittsburgh heads to St. Louis next.
Sep 20 - 4:15 PM

Darrius Heyward-Bey caught 4-of-7 targets for 58 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 1 loss to the Patriots.

Forced into a big role with Martavis Bryant on suspension and Sammie Coates not ready for the bright lights, DHB turned in a fittingly cringeworthy performance. One of his missed connections was an easy 26-yard touchdown, but he couldn't get both feet in bounds on a play where he was wide open. Another was a Ben Roethlisberger interception foolishly thrown into double coverage. Last but not least, DHB failed to fight for what would have been a critical first down at the end of a fourth-quarter reception. DHB will be making the same mistakes until he's no longer in the NFL.
Sep 11 - 12:20 AM

Steelers re-signed WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract.

Heyward-Bey, now using his speed to be a standout special teamer, appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers last year. He played just 174 snaps on offense, catching three passes for 33 yards. He'll return in a similar depth role behind Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Markus Wheaton. In six seasons since the Raiders reached for DHB at No. 7 overall, he's scored a grand total of 12 touchdowns on 172 catches.
Mar 26 - 11:47 AM

Darrius Heyward (illness) did not practice Wednesday.

With Dri Archer on track to return, Heyward-Bey isn't a lock to be active this week.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 06:45:00 PM

Darrius Heyward-Bey caught 3-of-3 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game.

The grabs were DHB's first of the preseason. He ran right by undrafted rookie S Daytawion Lowe for his 33-yard score in the fourth quarter, at least for one brief moment looking like a former first-rounder. It couldn't have hurt his roster odds.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 11:19:00 PM

Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey suffered a concussion in Thursday's practice.

Heyward-Bey has a history of concussions, so he could have trouble getting cleared. The missed time puts his roster spot in jeopardy. Derek Moye will get an extended look in Heyward-Bey's absence.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 06:09:00 PM

Steelers signed WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, formerly of the Colts, to a one-year contract.

Heyward-Bey, the former No. 7 overall pick of the Raiders, is a case of a player whose name is far bigger than his game. DHB started the first ten games of the season for the Colts in 2013 but was finally benched and played a total of 32 offensive snaps the final four games. He caught 29 passes for 309 yards and one score in 2013 but dropped nine passes. DHB will compete for a spot.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Free agent Darrius Heyward-Bey will visit the Steelers on Wednesday.

It's Heyward-Bey's first-known visit after his career bottomed out with the Colts last season. Given an opportunity to start, DHB proved as stone handed as ever, catching only 29 passes while committing nine drops. He was one of the league's worst receivers before being relegated to special teams in December. DHB is an adequate blocker and special teamer, but the Steelers will be in major trouble if they're hoping he can contribute on offense.
Tue, Apr 1, 2014 05:02:00 PM

The Indianapolis Star reports the "odds are stacked heavily against" free agent Darrius Heyward-Bey re-signing with the Colts.

We'd also consider it an extreme long shot. DHB opened the season as the No. 2 receiver opposite Reggie Wayne and held onto the job far longer than he deserved to before being benched for good in Week 14. Heyward-Bey caught just 29 passes for 309 yards and one touchdown on the year, while dropping nine passes. He's our No. 28 free-agent receiver in a top-heavy market.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 09:47:00 AM

Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) is inactive for the Divisional Round against the Patriots.

As is saboteur Deion Branch. A special teamer, DHB will likely be ready to go if the Colts advance to the AFC Championship Game. Also inactive for the Colts are WR Josh Lenz, CB Sheldon Price, LB Daniel Adongo, C Khaled Holmes and OG Joe Reitz.
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 06:53:00 PM

Darrius Heyward-Bey is out "a week or so" with a hamstring injury.

DHB was benched during the regular season and has regressed into a blocking receiver and special teamer. This explains the Colts' signing of street free agent Deion Branch and promotion of Josh Lenz from the practice squad.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Darrius Heyward-Bey was forced from Indianapolis' Wild Card game against the Chiefs with a hamstring injury.

The Colts' No. 5 receiver had been playing exclusively on special teams.
Sat, Jan 4, 2014 07:11:00 PM

Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) is listed as probable for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Chiefs.

Heyward-Bey was a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday after being limited earlier in the week. He'll serve as the Colts' No. 4 receiver and contribute on special teams.
Fri, Jan 3, 2014 07:25:00 PM

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QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Landry Jones
3Michael Vick
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
3Isaiah Pead
GLB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
3RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jordan Todman
FB1Will Johnson
2Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Markus Wheaton
3Sammie Coates
WR21Martavis Bryant
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Jacoby Jones
WR31Markus Wheaton
TE1Heath Miller
2Matt Spaeth
3Jesse James
LT1Alejandro Villanueva
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Cody Wallace
RG1David DeCastro
2Doug Legursky
RT1Marcus Gilbert
K1Chris Boswell