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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 cut new five-year deal with Brackett

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
The Indianapolis Star has reported that the Colts have agreed to a five-year contract with starting MLB Gary Brackett. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Colts' Manning undergoes pinched-nerve procedure

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Colts QB Peyton Manning underwent a procedure Tuesday to relieve pain in his neck caused by a pinched nerve, according to an official team release issued Wednesday.

AFC South team needs

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 9:59 a.m. ET
Steve Slaton's shoulder injury and fumbling problems may have convinced the Texans that they need to acquire an every-down back who can reduce Slaton's load. PFW continues its series evaluating the needs of every team — this time, the ...

Report: Colts hire Ron Turner

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
Multiple media outlets have reported that the Colts have hired the recently fired Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner to coach the team's wide receivers.

Colts would struggle to replace UFA Brackett

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
Historically, the Colts have chosen not to break the bank to retain their free-agent linebackers, but there is strong reason to believe UFA MLB Gary Brackett could be an exception to the Colts’ free-agent rule.

Colts, Brackett discussing new deal

Posted Feb. 20, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
A report in Saturday's Indianapolis Star says that the agent for Colts MLB Gary Brackett and Colts president Bill Polian are speaking about a new deal.

Colts' offensive-line philosophy could be changing

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Considering the way the Colts' run game continued to struggle this past season — especially in short-yardage situations — we hear the team could start emphasizing going after bigger, more physical offensive linemen.

The bluffs and trenches of Commander Manning

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
The Hall of Generals. Peyton Manning, the quarterback whose gallery displays scenes of spectacular glory and collapsing, puzzling defeats. How should witnesses judge the collection? And what other commanders featured in the wing have travelled such a strange and similar ...

Time to trim Manning back to size

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
He may be a media darling, but Peyton Manning has cemented his place a notch below the level of Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas and Otto Graham among all-time quarterbacks, writes Mike Beacom.

Seven deadly sins: Polian not completely right on Colts' biggest mistakes in Super Bowl

Posted Feb. 12, 2010 @ 3:05 a.m. ET
In blaming the offensive line and special teams for the Colts' Super Bowl loss, Bill Polian overlooked some egregious mistakes that other elements of his team made Sunday, writes PFW's Eric Edholm.

Top 10 stories of past NFL season

Posted Feb. 11, 2010 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Even with uncertainty hovering over the future, a contrast of old and new came together to make the 2009 season a memorable one. PFW examines the 10 stories that dominated the NFL in the past year.

Bold, persistent Saints wore down Colts

Posted Feb. 08, 2010 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
The Saints' bold gambles, coupled with their execution in all three facets of the game, led to victory in Super Bowl XLIV, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening. 

Taking stock of a great Super Bowl win by the Saints

Posted Feb. 08, 2010 @ 1:13 a.m. ET
The Saints went through a gantlet of quarterbacks this season, cranked up to 11 in the playoffs, and came out world champs.

Saints stop Manning, top Colts 31-17

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 10:03 p.m. ET
The New Orleans Saints stymied Peyton Manning, then intercepted him to seal the Super Bowl, rallying to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 Sunday night.

Freeney, Powers active for Colts

Posted Feb. 07, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Colts DE Dwight Freeney (ankle) and CB Jerraud Powers (foot) are active for Super Bowl XLIV.

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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