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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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.
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."