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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

Smith squares off vs. Johnson and Manning

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 8:58 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Saints DE Will Smith and Colts OLT Charlie Johnson in the third of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Disruptive Mathis a star in own right

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 8:54 a.m. ET
While Colts DE Robert Mathis usually draws second billing to Dwight Freeney, all eyes will be on him Sunday if Freeney can't play, and Mathis, voted a Pro Bowl starter, is quite capable of picking up the slack.

Manning heaps praise on Collie, Garcon

Posted Feb. 02, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning was hesitant to heap praise on his young receivers this season. It was obvious. No matter how outstanding rookie Austin Collie or second-year pro Pierre Garcon played in a game, Manning almost always tried to temper the enthusiasm.

Q&A with Colts WR Reggie Wayne

Posted Feb. 02, 2010 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
Colts WR Reggie Wayne spoke with reporters at Media Day on Tuesday and discussed Peyton Manning's place in history and the prospect of facing some of his college teammates in the Super Bowl.

Greer battles, but Wayne is tough assignment

Posted Feb. 02, 2010 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Saints CB Jabari Greer and Colts WR Reggie Wayne in the second of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Colts preparing to go on without Freeney, but he could still play

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
The Colts are preparing to play without DE Dwight Freeney, who injured his ankle in the AFC title game and missed practice all last week, head coach Jim Caldwell said Monday. However, the possibility remains that Freeney could play Sunday.

Super Bowl game preview: Saints vs. Colts

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
PFW breaks down the matchups for Super Bowl XLIV, analyzing what to look for when each team has the ball, as well as special teams. We also rate which team has the edge at each position, in addition to five ...

Super Bowl XLIV matchup tidbits

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for Super Bowl XLIV.

Will Freeney's bad ankle equalize matchup?

Posted Feb. 01, 2010 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm analyzes the matchup between Saints OLT Jermon Bushrod and Colts DRE Dwight Freeney in the first of a daily series examining a matchup of the day leading up to Super Bowl XLIV.

Reliving past Super Bowls in South Florida

Posted Jan. 31, 2010 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
With Super Bowl XLIV only a week away, Tom Danyluk looks back at the nine previous Super Bowls held in South Florida, focusing on a highlight or two, or an interesting anecdote, from each game.

Colts downgrade CB Powers to doubtful

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 10:47 p.m. ET
The Colts have downgraded starting CB Jerraud Powers to doubtful for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Jets. Jacob Lacey is his likely replacement, if necessary.

Indianapolis Colts' season in review

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
We take a week-by-week look at the 2009 season of the AFC South champion Colts, the top playoff seed in their conference.

Colts WR Garcon makes quantum leap

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
After being “just a guy who didn’t play much as a rookie,” according to one daily team observer, Colts second-year WR Pierre Garcon made a quantum leap this season.

Manning, defense lead Colts past Ravens

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 11:33 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw for two touchdowns in his first action since winning an unprecedented fourth NFL MVP award, leading the Indianapolis Colts into the AFC championship game with a 20-3 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night.

Balance of power shifting back to NFC

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
PFW's Hub Arkush says a glance at the remaining playoff teams provides a good indication that the NFC has become a stronger conference than the AFC, with four championship-caliber NFC teams and only two such AFC clubs in the ...

Brackett a keeper for Colts — at right price

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Word is the Colts would love to keep team leader and starting MLB Gary Brackett around, all things being equal, and that the feeling is mutual, except that Brackett “wants to be paid,” in the words of one team insider.

Resting players compromises integrity

Posted Jan. 10, 2010 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
The NFL must change a playoff-qualifying system in which some teams can elect to rest their star players in the final weeks of the season, thereby affecting which other teams make the playoffs.

Vinatieri the only unhealthy Colt

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The sting lingers from the Colts’ controversial Week 16 decision to rest key players at the expense of a potentially perfect season. But it appears the strategy paid off in that just about every key player on the team is ...

AFC playoff primer

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
TE Dallas Clark is the Colts' player to watch in the upcoming playoffs, as PFW analyzes the offenses and defenses of the AFC's six postseason participants and speculates on what it will take for each to win the Super ...

Manning clear choice for league MVP

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
There are a number of players who've enjoyed amazing individual seasons, writes Ron Borges, but none has been as valuable to his team as Peyton Manning has been to the Colts.

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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