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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 could get creative in re-signing Manning

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Peyton Manning isn't likely to change teams, but the free-agent quarterback's expected pay raise could affect other Colts players.

Colts will not retain RB coach Huey

Posted Jan. 18, 2011 @ 3 p.m. ET
The Colts announced Tuesday that they will not bring back RB coach Gene Huey.

Colts' Brown must improve play in '11

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
Following two disappointing seasons, Indianapolis RB Donald Brown will have to pick up his game, especially his blocking, next season, according to AFC South Whispers.

Manning was more conservative after slump

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 9:19 a.m. ET
Colts QB Peyton Manning set career-highs in pass attempts (679), completions (450) and yards (4,700) in 2010, but we're told his three-game slump between Weeks 11-13 led to a more conservative approach at the end of the season.

Seahawks show NFL parody, not parity

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
There is really only one thing you can say about wild-card weekend, writes Ron Borges, and you didn't have to wait until Sunday night to say it.

Colts ran out of gas in second half

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 12:23 a.m. ET
The Colts held a one-point lead over the Jets with less than one minute remaining on Saturday night before the failures of the defense and special teams allowed the Jets to escape with a 17-16 victory behind a 32-yard Nick ...

Saturday's games a ratings boon for NBC

Posted Jan. 09, 2011 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Saturday's exciting wild-card games on NBC earned milestone ratings for the network.

Folk's FG sends Jets past Colts 17-16

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 11:33 p.m. ET
Nick Folk kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired Saturday night, giving the New York Jets a 17-16 first-round playoff victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Jets-Colts fantasy breakdown

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
The Jets will use their impressive RB duo to attack the Colts, while Indy's offense goes through QB Peyton Manning, who could have his hands full with the New York "D."

Colts PK Vinatieri enjoying one of his finest seasons

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
Colts PK Adam Vinatieri has bounced back from the knee injury that forced him to miss the final 10 games in 2009 plus the postseason by converting 92.9 (26-of-28) percent of his field goals — the second-highest percentage of his ...

Colts playoff primer

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 3:03 a.m. ET
PFW examines the Colts as they prepare for the playoffs, identifying the keys to the offense and the defense, a player to watch, and what they have to do to win the Super Bowl.

Dangerous Colts firing on all cylinders

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
The Colts hit several bumps in the road along the way, but they are now firing on all cylinders as they prepare to make their record-tying ninth consecutive postseason appearance against the Jets Saturday night.

Game times announced for NFL playoffs

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
The Jets-Colts wild-card game will be the Saturday night game in the first weekend of the NFL playoffs.

Colts continue playoff streak by beating Titans

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 7:56 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning broke two NFL records Sunday and set up Adam Vinatieri for a 43-yard field goal as time expired to give the Colts a 23-20 victory over Tennessee and their seventh AFC South title in eight years.

Brackett leading Colts' rejuvenated defense

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 12:48 a.m. ET
Now that he has returned to full health, MLB Gary Brackett is playing a key role in an Indianapolis "D" that has shut down Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden in consecutive weeks.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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.

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