Steelers re-sign WR Darrius Heyward-Bey to three-year deal

Monday March 7th, 2016

The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, the team announced on Monday.

Rand Getlin of NFL Network first reported the news.

The deal is reportedly worth $3.8 million over three seasons, a salary bump from his $745,000 base salary from 2015.

Heyward-Bey grabbed 21 passes last season, putting up 314 yards and two touchdowns. His yardage total ranked sixth-best on the team, and fourth-best among Steelers receivers.

Heyward-Bey has struggled to produce in the NFL since being drafted with the No. 7 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, averaging 26.2 yards in 104 career games. 

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The 29-year-old had his best season in 2011 while still on the Raiders, racking up 975 receiving yards and four touchdowns. 


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