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Darrius Heyward-Bey

Darrius Heyward-Bey - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 216 lbs.
Birthday 02/26/1987
Birthplace Silver Spring, MD
College Maryland
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 1st round, 7th pick by Raiders

Colts' Castonzo must work on outside speed rush

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs exposed Colts rookie OLT Anthony Castonzo's vulnerability toward the outside speed rush in Week 14.

Colts' Manning resumes throwing

Posted Dec. 14, 2011 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
Colts QB Peyton Manning, who has not taken a snap since undergoing his third neck surgery in 19 months in September has resumed throwing, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Ravens defense too much for Colts

Posted Dec. 11, 2011 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
An overwhelming defensive performance by the Ravens kept the Indianapolis Colts winless with a 24-10 victory Sunday.

Luck and Manning both will be Colts in 2012

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The way we hear it, Colts QB Peyton Manning and Stanford QB Andrew Luck will both be in blue and white in 2012.

Archie Manning says son, Luck can coexist in Indy

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
One day after Archie Manning said he didn't think his son, Peyton, and Andrew Luck want to be on the same team, he backtracked, saying he thinks the two could work together fine.

Colts sign LB Diles, place CBs Powers, Johnson on I.R.

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Monday that they have claimed LB Zac Diles off waivers from Tampa Bay, waived TE Mike McNeill and placed CBs Jerraud Powers and Terrence Johnson on injured reserve.

Shorts and Shells: Week 13

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 4:09 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers' great finish; Leslie Frazier's poor coaching move; the year of the breakout pass catcher; and plenty more from a busy Week 13.

Patriots win fourth in a row behind three Gronkowski TDs

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Rob Gronkowski caught two touchdown passes then scored on a lateral and the Patriots withstood a fourth-quarter rally to keep the Colts winless with a 31-24 victory Sunday.

Patriots-Colts matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 03, 2011 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Two of the best at their respective positions face off on Sunday, as Jeff Saturday and Vince Wilfork are the veteran leaders of their respective units.

Doctor provides update on Manning's health

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
Colts QB Peyton Manning's doctor, Robert Watkins, released a statement on Thursday evening discussing Manning's status.

Murphy logical choice as Coyer's replacement

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
Colts defensive coordinator Larry Coyer was dismissed this week, marking the first of what will likely be several heads to roll on the Colts' coaching staff after the season. 

Colts sign DB Hines

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
The Colts signed DB Jermale Hines from the Panthers' practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.

Orlovsky to start at QB for Colts

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Jim Caldwell announced that seventh-year veteran Dan Orlovsly will start at quarterback over Curtis Painter, who had started the last eight games.

Colts fire defensive coordinator Coyer

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
The Colts fired defensive coordinator Larry Coyer on Tuesday and assigned linebackers coach Mike Murphy to take over the defense.

Newton, Panthers keep Colts winless

Posted Nov. 27, 2011 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for 208 yards and ran for one score and DeAngelo Williams scored twice Sunday to help the Panthers hold off the winless Colts 27-19.


Posted April 01, 2013
The Colts have agreed to terms with Heyward-Bey.||||||| In 2012, Heyward-Bey started 14 games and had 41 receptions for 606 yards and a career-high five touchdowns. Heyward-Bey has 140 receptions for 2,071 yards and 11 touchdowns since being selected by Oakland with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft. Over the past four seasons, he led the Raiders in receptions and yards receiving, while finishing second in touchdowns behind Denarius Moore (12).
Posted March 25, 2013
The Indianapolis Colts next free agent target is Heyward-Bey. Indy, which has already signed eight players from other teams, has invited Heyward-Bey for a two-day visit that was supposed to begin Monday. The information was first posted on the team's website.||||||| Oakland took Heyward-Bey with the seventh overall pick in the draft in 2009 but never lived up to the hype. In four seasons, he has 140 career receptions for 2,071 yards and 11 touchdown catches. He was released by the Raiders earlier this month.
Posted March 12, 2013
The Oakland Raiders have cut ties with two former first-round picks by releasing Heyward-Bey and defensive back Michael Huff. The moves to get rid of Heyward-Bey and Huff leave just three of Oakland's former first-round picks on the roster with linebacker Rolando McClain also expected to be released this offseason.||||||| While Heyward-Bey has been mostly a disappointment in his career, the move to get rid of Huff comes as some surprise since he was the team's most consistent defensive back last season playing both cornerback and safety.
Posted Sept. 29, 2012
Heyward-Bey rushed once for 20 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Atlanta.||||||| Heyward-Bey was knocked unconscious on Sept. 23 by a helmet-to-helmet hit in the end zone from Pittsburgh safety Ryan Mundy. Heyward-Bey appeared to be knocked out by the hit and then crashed to the turf headfirst and his neck twisted awkwardly. He was taken to the hospital for a concussion and sprained neck.
Posted Sept. 28, 2012
Heyward-Bey still has no recollection of the devastating hit by Pittsburgh safety Ryan Mundy last week that left him with a concussion and neck strain.||||||| Speaking to reporters for the first time since being carted off the field and hospitalized overnight following the play, Heyward-Bey said he's seen television replays of the hit but otherwise has no memory of it. Heyward-Bey attended practice Friday as an observer but is doubtful to play in Sunday's game against AFC West rival Denver.