Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Raiders' picks: Round 1/7 - Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, 6-2, 210, Maryland...The most controversial of the top 10 selections, Heyward-Bey's straight-line speed is unquestioned but his hands have been suspect. In theory, Heyward-Bey is the deep threat, Johnnie Lee Higgins the run-and-catch receiver and Chaz Schilens the tall target in the middle area among wide receivers. - by The Sports Xchange
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01/08/14 - WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) did not take part in Tuesday's workout. He is not expected to be available to play Saturday night at New England. Heyward-Bey was hurt against Kansas City last week and did not return.
01/06/14 - WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) is not expected to be available to play against New England this week. Heyward-Bey was hurt in the latter stages against Kansas City. He did not return.
01/02/14 - WR Darius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) had limited work in Wednesday's practice. He did not practice on Tuesday. Heyward-Bey is expected to be available to play against Kansas City on Saturday.
12/24/13 - WR Darrius Heyward-Bey has seen his playing time on offense be decreased in recent weeks due to inconsistent play and dropped passes. But Heywood-Bey has volunteered to play on special teams. He was a gunner in the Kansas City game and had one tackle on punt coverage.
"He's done a great job. He's selfless. It speaks volumes about the guy's character," Chuck Pagano said. "He said that he wanted to do whatever he could to help (the team win."
12/04/13 - While WR Darrius Heyward-Bey has heard his share of critics, due in large part to his inconsistency in catching the ball, veteran WR Reggie Wayne is still in his corner. Heyward-Bey had a huge drop in the third quarter of last week's game with Tennessee. "We talked. He knows he messed that up pretty bad. (But) admitting it is half the battle," Wayne said. "Mentally, he's fine. He's a professional. In my 13 years, nobody spends more time with the JUGS machine than DHB. He's eager to turn it around."