4:06 AM EDT, Sun September 21, 2014

Darrius Heyward-Bey still willing to put his health on the line despite suffering a "heavy dose" of head trauma during his career

Even in the face of the heightened awareness involving the NFL and the effects of head trauma, in most cases a player is still more than likely going to continue to try to play the game he loves. Darrius Heyward-Bey, the Steelers veteran receiver and special-teams gunner who has suffered five documented concussions in his career, is proof of that. Darrius Heyward-Bey was pretty much an afterthought as the Steelers 2014 training camp began on July 25. Seriously, did anyone really think Heyward-Bey, who was the seventh overall pick by the Raiders in the 2009 NFL Draft and never quite lived...

Steelers roster bubble: Keeping five receivers or six

The Steelers are now faced with an interesting dilemma. Darrius Heyward-Bey finally got on the field and showed he was capable of playing well consistently. With Justin Brown having been worked in the slot, there's an argument to be made for keeping both of them, and six receivers on this year's roster. Just when you thought Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey couldn't do anything else to make this team, he went out and had the game he had Thursday against Carolina. And totally redeemed himself. Heyward-Bey had a game-high eight targets, making six catches for 44 yards, oftentimes...

Steelers injury report: Martavis Bryant left with separated shoulder

Depending on Bryant's recovery time, the team may need to keep six receivers on the roster for the time being. It was just what rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant did not need. The team's fourth round pick of this past year oozes with both potential and flaws, and likely had a roster spot in hand leading into Thursday's preseason game, but no assurances of a game day helmet. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Bryant has an AC sprain (separation) in his shoulder, and while Darrius Heyward-Bey showed a decent level of competency, likely in reps and targets Bryant would have otherwise...
Panthers vs. Steelers first half open thread

Panthers vs. Steelers first half open thread

The Steelers and Panthers kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday in the final preseason game of the year for both teams. Let's be honest here, it isn't even about the opponent in this game. It's all about the last few position battles. Howard Jones vs. Chris Carter. That will probably garner the most attention. Dan McCullers vs. Nick Williams vs. Josh Mauro. How will each of them be used? Will Derek Moye or Darrius Heyward-Bey do anything to convince the Steelers to keep more than five receivers? Those are the subplots for the night, so sit back and prepare thyself to discuss en masse. Before we...

Inside the Steelers Locker Room: Darrius Heyward-Bey and Derek Moye talk Panthers

BTSC's own John Phillips went inside the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room and gathered some sound bytes from two players that are relying on a big performance Thursday to make the Steelers 53-man roster. BTSC's own John Phillips went into the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room to talk to two players who are relying on huge performances this Thursday in the final preseason game against the Carolina Panthers to solidify their spot on the 53-man roster. The audio is above, but some interesting information coming from two player battling it out at the wide receiver position in Darrius Heyward-Bey...
Rotoworld Aug 21, 2014

Heyward-Bey has 3/54/1 night vs. Eagles - Darrius Heyward-Bey (WR) Pittsburgh Steelers

Darrius Heyward-Bey caught 3-of-3 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game.

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