Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 7 Months

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 7 Months

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 7 Months

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.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 7 Months

Darrius Heyward-Bey is embracing his special teams role.

Heyward-Bey has fallen behind T.Y. Hilton, Da'Rick Rogers, Griff Whalen and LaVon Brazill on the receiving depth chart. So he's earning his keep by covering punts. "I'm taking it and running with it," Heyward-Bey said. "This is the first time that I've ever been in the playoffs, first time with double-digit wins. I put my ego to the side. I'm all about this team. I think we're a special team. I just want to go out there and help anyway I can."

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 8 Months

Darrius Heyward-Bey caught two passes for 23 yards in Week 14 at Cincinnati.

Heyward-Bey was targeted three times on the day, playing as the No. 4 receiver behind T.Y. Hilton, Da'Rick Rogers, and LaVon Brazill. DHB dropped yet another pass in this one on a third-and-eight pass that hit him right in the hands. He's well off the fantasy radar.

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Darrius Heyward-Bey averaged 2.5 catches per game before the Reggie Wayne injury and 1.8 after it.

Yes, Heyward-Bey has gotten even worse as the Colts have needed him more. He's suffered from his annual rash of drops, struggled to keep his footing at times and simply hasn't gotten open. However, the Colts have been hesitant to reduce his playing time because they don't have much trust in LaVon Brazill or Da'Rick Rogers. It's left Andrew Luck as a borderline QB1 at best heading into Sunday's game at Cincinnati.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 8 Months

Darrius Heyward-Bey caught three passes for 22 yards in Week 12 at Arizona.

Heyward-Bey was targeted six times on the day and reeled in a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter to pull the Colts within 23 points of the Cardinals. It was a blowout. DHB is losing snaps to LaVon Brazill opposite T.Y. Hilton and isn't worth owning in fantasy leagues.

Darrius Heyward-Bey WR PIT 8 Months

Darrius Heyward-Bey (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 12 after a full week of practice.

The Colts used DHB's ankle "injury" as an excuse/explanation for benching him during last week's win over Tennessee. Heyward-Bey is going to be active Sunday against Arizona, but is in danger of losing snaps to LaVon Brazill.

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Darrius Heyward-Bey (ankle) is practicing in full Wednesday.

The Colts tried to cover up their benching of Heyward-Bey in last Thursday's nationally televised game by saying he had a sore ankle. The real issue is his brutally ineffective play. Look for LaVon Brazill to be in more two-wide sets opposite T.Y. Hilton Sunday.

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Coach Chuck Pagano says Darrius Heyward-Bey suffered a bit of an ankle injury, which partly led to him only playing 23-of-72 snaps Thursday night.

Pagano is just trying to save Heyward-Bey from some heat. DHB was flat-out benched after he committed a brutal drop in the second quarter. LaVon Brazill appeared to pass him on the depth chart, and it could be a permanent switch.