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Darrius Heyward-Bey

27-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Pittsburgh Steelers

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On paper, Heyward-Bey should be a dominant no. 1 receiver, as he combines good size (6-2, 220) with 4.3 speed. In reality, his lackadaisical route-running and clumsy hands have caused both the Raiders...

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Bye Week:  12

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 219   DOB: 2/26/1987  College: Maryland  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed by the Steelers in April of 2014.

August 30, 2014  –  Darrius Heyward-Bey News

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Heyward-Bey survived final cuts, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Darrius Heyward-Bey NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 22 11 9 124 1 40 13.8 3.1 2 0 - - - 2 19 9.5 0 - - - - - -
2010 23 Oak 15 26 366 1 65 14.1 5.6 5 1 1 0 0 4 48 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2011 24 Oak 15 64 975 4 115 15.2 8.5 15 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 25 Oak 15 41 606 5 80 14.8 7.6 8 4 0 0 0 2 16 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 Ind 16 29 309 1 64 10.7 4.8 2 0 0 0 0 3 26 8.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 27 Pit 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Darrius Heyward-Bey Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2009 22 11 1.8 2.7 2.3 1 11 2 2 2 0 2 1 1 0
2010 23 Oak 15 3.2 4.9 4.0 2 24 7 5 5 0 3 1 0 0
2011 24 Oak 15 8.1 12.4 10.2 4 65 9 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 Oak 15 6.1 8.9 7.5 3 40 10 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
2013 26 Ind 16 2.5 4.3 3.4 2 19 10 5 0 0 2 0 0 0
2014 27 Pit 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Darrius Heyward-Bey – Playing Time Overview

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#5 Wide Receiver

Snap Count Stats

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Offensive Snaps in 2014

Darrius Heyward-Bey was on the field for 16 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Darrius Heyward-Bey was on the field for 19 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 806 0
2013 557 14
2014 16 19
Darrius Heyward-Bey 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Cle 7 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Bal 9 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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4 TB
5 @Jax
6 @Cle
7 Hou
8 Ind
9 Bal
10 @NYJ
11 @Ten
12 BYE Bye Week
13 NO
14 @Cin
15 @Atl
16 KC
17 Cin

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Darrius Heyward-Bey  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   219 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.25 sec
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Shuttle Time:   4.18 sec
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Cone Drill:   6.80 sec
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Arm Length
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Vertical Jump:   39 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   125 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   16 reps
GOOD
Pittsburgh Steelers Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful

Darrius Heyward-Bey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Heyward-Bey caught three passes for 54 yards (including a 33-yard TD) in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles.

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Heyward-Bey, who failed to record a reception and was targeted just once in the Steelers' 19-16 preseason win over Buffalo, could be on the bubble of making the team's 53-man roster, ESPN.cm suggests.

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Heyward-Bey (concussion) is among the Steelers who are iffy for Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, ESPN.cm reports.

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Heyward-Bey has at least returned to practice, but he has some ground to make up, in any case, as he is currently listed as a third-stringer on the Steelers' initial depth chart.
Heyward-Bey suffered a concussion Saturday in training camp, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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The severity of the concussion was not reported. How long Heyward-Bey will be out is also uncertain.
ESPN.com suggests that Heyward-Bey is not a lock to make the Steelers' final roster.

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The Steelers have signed Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract.

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In the wake of losing Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery in free agency, the Steelers were looking to bolster their depth at wideout, so they'll give Heyward-Bey -- who caught 29 passes for 309 yards and a TD with the Colts in 2013 -- a chance to bounce back in a Pittsburgh uniform. While Antonio Brown is the Steelers' clear top wideout option, Heyward-Bey joins the likes of Lance Moore, Markus Wheaton and Derek Moye in the competition for the 2014 wide receiver looks that don't go Brown's way.
Heyward-Bey is slated to visit the Steelers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Heyward-Bey, who recorded 29 catches for 309 yards and one touchdown this past season, is unlikely to return to the Colts, the Indianapolis Star reports.

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2014

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2013

After a 2011 breakout during which he managed 8.5 YPT and 975 yards, Heyward-Bey battled injuries and subpar quarterback play last season. At press time, he's healthy however, and the quarterback problems should be solved with a move to Indianapolis where he'll be paired with rising star Andrew Luck. At 6-2, 210 and with blazing speed, Heyward-Bey has all the measurables to be a star receiver. He's not a great route runner, however, and he's not particularly quick when changing directions. There's also some question as to whether he'll start over T.Y. Hilton, but both should be on the field often, and there should be a lot to go around in the Colts passing offense this year.

2012

The late Al Davis took his share of grief for taking Heyward-Bey over can’t-miss prospect Michael Crabtree three years ago, perhaps unfairly. Heyward-Bey averaged a respectable 15.2 YPC and 8.5 YPT (16th) while leading the Raiders with 115 looks. Known for his blazing speed and suspect hands, he dropped just six passes all season and brought in three plays of 40-plus yards. At 6-2, 210, Heyward-Bey has good size for an elite speed receiver, but was rarely used in the red zone (nine targets). Heading into 2012, he has a good chance to be Carson Palmer’s No. 1 target, but Denarius Moore and, to a lesser extent, Jacoby Ford are also in the mix. Still, in Year 4 and with a serviceable quarterback in place, there’s room for more growth here. Incidentally, Heyward-Bey was charged with misdemeanor drunken driving this spring, but is contesting the charges. It’s likely he’ll be faced with a fine at worst, given his clean track record, but it’s something to monitor.

2011

It could be worse – at least Michael Crabtree hasn't panned out yet, either. Heyward-Bey made strides last year, so to speak, but only in relation to his awful rookie year. While he averaged 14.1 yards per catch, he caught just 41 percent of his targets, for an abysmal 5.6 YPT average. And while the quarterbacking in Oakland was hardly stellar, the Jason Campbell/Bruce Gradkowski combination wasn't an embarrassment, either. At this point, we list him because of his game-breaking speed, early first-round pedigree and solid size (6-2, 210). That will buy him more chances. But Louis Murphy, Jacoby Ford and Chaz Schilens are better than Heyward-Bey at this point and could easily surpass him on the depth chart by the time the season opens.

2010

Sometimes a pick everyone else thinks is a reach turns out to be a stroke of genius — like when the Houston Texans took Mario Williams No. 1 over Reggie Bush. That doesn’t seem to be the case here. The Raiders passed on Michael Crabtree — who did more in his first two games despite missing all of training camp and six weeks of the season — than Heyward-Bey did all year. Nonetheless, at 6-2, 210 and with blazing speed and plus athleticism, Heyward-Bey has the physical tools to be a star. The problem was his inconsistent focus, bad hands and poor route running. But the upgrade from JaMarcus Russell to Jason Campbell, a year of experience and renewed dedication to his craft — he put on 10 pounds of muscle this offseason and showed improved hands during spring minicamp after having worked on his game over the winter — provide a glimmer of hope.

2009

The Raiders surprised many when they filled their need at receiver by taking Heyward-Bay over the more highly regarded Michael Crabtree. Apparently, the Raiders preferred the faster man, and Heyward-Bey’s 4.3 40 at the combine had them sold. At 6-2, 210, Heyward-Bey pairs plus size and long arms with downfield explosiveness, good leaping ability and solid ball-tracking skills. He doesn’t have the most reliable hands, and his route running still needs work. In short, he has all the physical tools, but lacks Crabtree’s polish and feel for the game at this stage. Given the Raiders’ dearth of receiving depth, Heyward-Bey has an excellent chance to start right away and even become JaMarcus Russell’s top target. With Russell’s off-the-charts arm strength, there’s little doubt Oakland intends to exploit Heyward-Bey’s downfield skills, but both players are raw and will likely need time to click.