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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09/21/15 - WR Darrius Heyward-Bey scored for the first time in nearly two years on a 35-yard pass from Ben Ben Roethlisberger, his 13th career TD reception. He last scored Oct. 20, 2013.
03/27/15 - WR Darrius Heyward-Bey was re-signed by the Steelers, signing a one-year deal on Thursday (March 26).
Heyward-Bey caught three passes in 16 games with the Steelers last season and is likely to be the team's fourth or fifth wide receiver, contributing mostly to special teams.
Heyward-Bey, the seventh overall pick in 2009, has played six seasons with the Raiders, Colts and Steelers.
03/08/15 - WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, unrestricted FA update: Surprisingly, his best performances came on special teams, which he's rarely had to do in the past. They do not have a fourth or fifth wide receiver and the best guess here is that depending on the draft and free agency, he could return later for the vet minimum.
08/31/14 - WR Darrius Heyward-Bey made a successful case for himself with some good special teams play to go with some good practices and games after he shook off yet another concussion and considered retirement because of it.
04/02/14 - WR Darrius Heyward-Bey signed a one-year contract with the Steelers.
He had 29 catches for 309 yards and a touchdown with the Indianapolis Colts last season.
Heyward-Bey (6-2, 219) was originally selected by the Oakland Raiders in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He spent his first four seasons with Oakland before being released on March 12, 2013. He signed a one-year contract with the Colts on April 1, 2013 and played in a career-high 16 games last season.
For his career, Heyward-Bey has appeared in 72 regular-season games and made 64 starts. In his five NFL seasons, he has recorded 169 receptions for 2,380 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has also carried 11 times for 109 yards.
Heyward-Bey, 27, appeared in his first career postseason game with the Colts last season, but did not register a reception.