FRIDAY, 12:33pm: Heyward-Bey’s contract is a minimum salary benefit deal with a $65K signing bonus, tweets Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.
WEDNESDAY, 12:24pm: Former seventh overall pick Darrius Heyward-Bey has agreed to terms with the Steelers, who announced today that they have signed the free agent wideout to a one-year contract (Twitter link).
Heyward-Bey, 27, spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Raiders after the team grabbed him with its 2009 first-round pick. However, despite flashing some promise in Oakland, the Maryland product didn’t put up a 1,000-yard season during his stint with the team and scored just 11 total touchdowns in four years. Heyward-Bey joined the Colts in 2013, but didn’t make a huge impression in Indianapolis either, grabbing 29 passes for 309 yards and a TD.
For the Steelers, Heyward-Bey will have an opportunity to help fill the holes left by departing free agents Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery. Pittsburgh also inked Lance Moore to a deal to help complement No. 1 receiver Antonio Brown.