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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03/07/16 - WR Darrius Heyward-Bey was signed to a new three-year contract by the Steelers on Monday. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
03/07/16 - The Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday agreed to terms with wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey on a new three-year contract. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Heyward-Bey is entering his eighth NFL season and third with Pittsburgh, after he signed with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent on April 2, 2014. He has played in 104 career regular-season games with 69 starts. He has played in four playoff contests.
In 2015, Heyward-Bey had his finest season as a Steeler as he recorded 21 receptions for 314 yards with two receiving touchdowns.
He was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
11/08/15 - WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (left knee) left in the second quarter and did not return. He had no receptions Sunday and has 17 catches for 209 yards and two touchdowns this season.
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.