Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 12 Months11 Comments

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

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 12 Months

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.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT Nov 24 '79

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.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT Oct 23 '79

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.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT Oct 17 '79

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.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT Oct 16 '79

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.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT Oct 15 '79

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.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT Oct 12 '79

Darrius Heyward-Bey resumed practicing Wednesday.

Heyward-Bey will be fine for his special teams and No. 4 receiver duties against the Chiefs Saturday.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT Oct 11 '79

Darrius Heyward-Bey (undisclosed) is not practicing Tuesday.

Heyward-Bey has been demoted to the Colts' No. 5 receiver and is working solely on special teams.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT Oct 09 '79

Darrius Heyward-Bey was held catch-less in Week 17 against the Jaguars.

A drop-prone nightmare free-agent signing by 2012 NFL Exec of the Year Ryan Grigson, DHB's regular season ends on a 29-309-1 stat line, losing his starting job down the stretch and eventually falling behind LaVon Brazill, Griff Whalen, and Da'Rick Rogers on the depth chart. Heyward-Bey will continue to be a blocking receiver in the NFL playoffs. He's no longer a passing-game factor.