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Cameron Heyward

28-Year-Old Defensive End – Pittsburgh Steelers

2016 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Heyward strung together five consecutive 16-game seasons prior to sitting out nine contests in 2016 due to a pectoral injury. He's still recovering as camp approaches, but look for him to return to th...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Pectoral
HT: 6' 5"   WT: 295   DOB: 5/6/1989
College: Ohio State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Cameron Heyward Contract Information:

Signed by the Steelers in July of 2015 to six-year deal worth $59.25 million.

June 7, 2017  –  Cameron Heyward News

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Heyward (chest) is on track to be ready for the regular season, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Cameron Heyward NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 20 CFB 12 - - - - 0 1 - - - - - -
2010 21 CFB 12 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2011 22 PIT 16 11 10 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 23 PIT 16 20 13 7 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 24 PIT 16 59 35 24 5 7 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 0
2014 25 PIT 16 53 33 20 7.5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 PIT 16 54 39 15 7 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 27 PIT 7 21 17 4 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Cameron Heyward – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End

Snap Count Stats

364

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Cameron Heyward was on the field for 364 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

45

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Cameron Heyward was on the field for 45 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 858 152
2015 976 140
2016 364 45
Cameron Heyward 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Was 43 10 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Cin 64 8 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
3 @Phi 57 8 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 KC 54 8 7 7 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 NYJ 20 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Mia
7 NE
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @Bal 65 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Dal 61 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Cle
12 @Ind
13 NYG
14 @Buf
15 @Cin
16 Bal
17 Cle

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 Cameron Heyward
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   295 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.95 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
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Arm Length
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Hand Length
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Vertical Jump:   30 in
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Broad Jump
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Bench Press
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Pittsburgh Steelers Team Injury Report
Doubtful
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Cameron Heyward: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Heyward (pectoral) is facing a six-month recovery for his injury, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Heyward (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, NFL.com reports.

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Heyward's pectoral injury is being re-evaluated according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

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Heyward (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

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Heyward (hamstring) returned to practice Monday.

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Heyward is expected to miss 2-to-3 weeks due to the hamstring injury he suffered Sunday, NFL.com's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports.

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Heyward (hamstring) is out for the rest of Sunday's game, Burt Lauten of the Steelers' official site reports.

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Heyward is questionable to return to Sunday's game after he suffered a left hamstring injury.

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Heyward recorded six tackles (all solo), including three sacks in Pittsburgh's 43-14 win over Kansas City on Sunday.

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2016

Heyward has been highly consistent over the last three years, emerging as a reliable mid-tier DL2 in most formats by posting 59, 53 and 54 tackles in consecutive years while adding five, 7.5 and seven sacks in those same respective seasons. There's not much reason to think his ceiling will change anytime soon, but the same is true of his floor. If other front seven players like Tuitt, Bud Dupree and Ryan Shazier can take a step forward this year, Heyward could conceivably improve his pass-rushing numbers as the surrounding players assist with more pressure on opposing QBs.

2015

Son of Ironhead took the next step in his development last season, making a big impact behind the line of scrimmage with career highs in tackles for loss (11) and sacks (7.5). Heyward is among the more stable D-Line IDP options, as he's locked into the lead role on the Pittsburgh defensive line and has a 50-tackle floor even if he plays only about 800 snaps. As a 3-4 end, though, Heyward might play in too much traffic for high upside as a tackler or pass rusher.

2014

Heyward has not missed a game since being selected with the 31st overall pick in the 2011 draft and his production continues to trend in the right direction. He led the Steelers' defensive lineman in virtually every IDP statistical category last season, accumulating 59 tackles, five sacks and seven passes defensed. The team already exercied the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, so Heyward should continue to be an every-down lineman with room to grow statistically.

2013

Heyward has been a disappointment since being selected in round one of the 2011 draft. He'll return to back-up Brett Keisel this season.

2012

Cameron is a powerful defensive lineman that is a perfect fit for Pittsburgh's 3-4 scheme. The Steelers have the luxury of taking their time and allowing him to learn behind Brett "the Diesel" Keisel.