11:12 PM EDT, Sat April 19, 2014

2014 NFL free agency: Sidney Rice meets certain needs for Steelers

His riddled injury history doesn't help things, but if he's still available after June 1, he would make a good low-risk high-reward prospect for Pittsburgh. Running through a basic decision tree, free agent wide receiver fits surface needs for the Steelers. Is he tall? At 6-foot-5, yes. Is he cheap? Coming off several injuries, it appears he would be, yes. Hopefully their tree is a bit more advanced than this, but for a team that gave Darrius Heyward-Bey, another marginal receiver with plenty of flaws, a minimum deal, rolling the dice on a non-guaranteed contract with Rice would provide...
Steelers Gab Apr 5, 2014

Darrius Heyward-Bey’s Deal Only Guaranteed For $65,000

According to CBS NFL insider Jason LaCanfora, the contract that the Steelers handed wide out Darrius Heyward-Bey this past week isn’t one that will hurt the team should things not work out. As you can see from the tweet from LaCanfora, the deal only will cost the team $65,000 guaranteed via a signing bonus. Darrius […]
Mel Kiper mock draft sends Odell Beckham Jr. to Pittsburgh at 15

Mel Kiper mock draft sends Odell Beckham Jr. to Pittsburgh at 15

The ESPN draft analyst makes his three-round picks based on him being a team's general manager, and sends a receiver to the Steelers, along with a nose tackle and a defensive back. It's a name that was bound to come up eventually. LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham is the latest player sent to Pittsburgh by Mel Kiper Jr., as he doled out three rounds of picks based on the premise he's the general manager of the team. He makes a snarky comment that Darrius Heyward-Bey doesn't "fix the depth chart at wide receiver," as if anyone expected Heyward-Bey to come in and get 120 targets from the...
It's time for Heyward-Bey to realize potential

It's time for Heyward-Bey to realize potential

He's first round draft choice turned journeyman. Is Pittsburgh the place where Heyward-Bey can come into his own? Al Davis loved players with the potential of Darrius Heyward-Bey. The late Raiders owner (and coach) loved speed, swagger, and, above all, winning. Those are among the reasons Al Davis drafted Heyward-Bey in the first round of the 2009 Draft out of Maryland. Davis envisioned Heyward-Bey blossoming into the next Cliff Branch and Tim Brown, fast, explosive receivers that drew fear into opposing defenses. Unfortunately for Davis and the Raiders, that kind of production from...
Twitter reactions to Steelers signing Darrius Heyward-Bey

Twitter reactions to Steelers signing Darrius Heyward-Bey

The newest Steelers wide receiver didn't generate a whole lot of buzz via Twitter, but that's to be expected, considering he's now in a fight for a roster spot - not a position or playing time, mind you, a roster spot. Good news for the Steelers is that Mike Tomlin will run onto the field and catch the balls Heyward-Bey drops. — SI_DougFarrar (@SI_DougFarrar) April 2, 2014 Ba BUM CHING! Thank you! Mr. Farrar will be here all week! Please tip your wait staff! Side note: did the Steelers really sign DHB? That's of great comedic value to me. — Andrew Stetka (@AStetka) April 3,...
Beaver County Times Apr 2, 2014
Steelers agree to terms with Heyward-Bey

Steelers agree to terms with Heyward-Bey

The Steelers and free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey agreed to terms on a 1-year contract.
FFToolbox.com Apr 2, 2014

Steelers sign WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to 1-year deal

The Steelers have added wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey on a one-year contract. The 2009 first-round bust caught just 29 passes in 16 games with the Raiders last season. His game is very simple: Blazing speed and stone-covered hands. Heyward-Bey dropped six passes in 2013. FANTASY ANALYSIS: Even ESPN's Adam Schefter played into the joke when a Twitter follower asked him if DHB dropped the pen while signing his contract. "I'm told he actually did," Schefter responded. The Steelers are trying to catch magic in a bottle here, but since DHB can't catch much of anything, he shouldn't be more...

Darrius Heyward-Bey reunites with fellow 2009 draft pick Mike Mitchell in Pittsburgh

Al Davis sent a confusing message in 2009 when he selected Darrius Heyward-Bey at No. 7 overall and relatively unknown Mike Mitchell in the second round. The Steelres have both now for opposite reasons. In 2009 many around the league felt confirmation of Al Davis's senility could be found in the first two players he drafted that year, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Mike Mitchell. In 2014, both of those players are Pittsburgh Steelers. In an eyebrow-raising move, the Steelers inked Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract Wednesday, re-uniting him with fellow 2009 Raiders draft pick Mike Mitchell. The...
Steelers sign ex-Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to one-year contract

Steelers sign ex-Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to one-year contract

The Steelers have signed the free agent wide receiver presumably on a tryout contract with the receiver-thin Steelers. Second-year WR Markus Wheaton is expected to take over the split end position, and Heyward-Bey can be viewed as a veteran to push the inexperienced Wheaton in camp. The Steelers really weren't kidding about bringing in new players this free agency period. Darrius Heyward-Bey, previously of the Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders, has signed a 1-year deal with the team, BTSC has learned. He is the 11th player the Steelers have given a contract to since the start of free...
FFToday Apr 2, 2014

Steelers sign WR Heyward-Bey

Third team is the charm? Darrius Heyward-Bey, a tall and fast wide receiver who has never realized the expectations for him since the Oakland Raiders took him near the top of the draft five years ago, has joined the Steelers' corps of wide receivers. The Steelers signed him to a one-year contract today. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) FF Today's Take: The Steelers have turned to free agency to fill the void of Emmanuel Sanders by signing DHB and former Saint Lance Moore. DHB's best season came in 2011 (64 rec, 975 yards, 4 TDs) but has just 70 receptions over the last two years....
Rotoworld Apr 2, 2014

Steelers take flier on Darrius Heyward-Bey - Darrius Heyward-Bey (WR) Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers signed WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, formerly of the Colts, to a one-year contract.
KFFL Apr 2, 2014

Steelers | Darrius Heyward-Bey signed

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed ...
Steelers sign veteran wide receiver Heyward-Bey

Steelers sign veteran wide receiver Heyward-Bey

Darrius Heyward-Bey, a tall and fast wide receiver who has never realized the expectations for him since the Oakland Raiders took him near the top of the draft five years ago, has joined the Steelers corps of wide receivers.
Steelers 2014 Free Agency: A look at the Career of Darrius Heyward-Bey so far

Steelers 2014 Free Agency: A look at the Career of Darrius Heyward-Bey so far

Darrius Heywad-Bey has a meeting with the Steelers on Wednesday, and may be a potential low risk-high reward signing to attend training camp with the team in August. This article looks back upon his career so far. With the news coming out that Darrius Heyward-Bey is to visit the Steelers Wednesday, it would be prudent to take a glance over the former 1st round picks career thus far just to get an idea of what the Steelers would be acquiring if indeed the two sides strike a deal tomorrow or sometime thereafter. Quick note: I'm not typing Darrius Heyward-Bey everytime I need to use his name...

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