Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 1 day ago

With Martavis Bryant suspended for the first four games of the season, Heyward-Bey and/or Sammie Coates will see the field in three-wide sets, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 5 months ago

The Steelers have signed Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract, the Carroll County Times reports.

Heyward-Bey, who caught just three passes for 33 yards for the Steelers last season in 16 games, returns to reprise his depth wideout role for the team. Despite the name recognition, the 2009 first-rounder figures to remain a break or two from fantasy relevance, though he has emerged as a key special-teamer for the Steelers.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 8 months ago

Heyward-Bey played just one offensive snap in Pittsburgh's 27-17 win over Cincinnati on Sunday night.

Buried behind Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant, DHB recorded just three receptions on five targets for 33 yards this season, playing mostly on special teams. He is a free agent and is not likely to be resigned by the Steelers.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 10 months ago

Heyward-Bey caught the only ball thrown his way for 17 yards in the Steelers' 30-23 win against Houston on Monday night.

He also misplayed an onside kick in the final minutes that almost gave the Texans an opportunity for a game winning drive. His fantasy value is virtually non-existent at this point.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 12 months ago

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

Though he survived final cuts, Heyward-Bey faces an uphill battle to obtain fantasy relevance. He'll likely be competing with Justin Brown and Martavis Bryant (shoulder) for the few targets that are left over after Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore (undisclosed) eat their fill.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 1 year ago

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

The effort should further Heyward-Bey's cause to secure a roster spot, but as long as fellow wideouts Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton are healthy, he's off the fantasy radar in most cases.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 1 year ago

Heyward-Bey, who failed to have a reception and was targeted just once in the Steelers' 19-16 preseason win over Buffalo, is on the bubble of making the 53-man roster, as the team is projected to have just five receiver spots, ESPN.cm reports.

Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton, who caught a touchdown in the game, are locks to make the team, with Lance Moore and Justin Brown as back-ups. That leaves Derek Moye, Martavis Bryant, Heyward-Bey and several others in competition for the one available roster spot.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 1 year ago

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

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.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 1 year ago11 Comments

Steelers signed WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, formerly of the Colts.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 1 year ago

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.