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|After a pair of disappointing seasons, the Raiders 2009 1st round pick looked like a solid bet to become another in a long line of busts for the Oakland franchise. However, after a pair of middling performances to open the season, DHB put together a solid four-game stretch where he caught 22 passes for 385 yards and a touchdown. Just when it seemed like he had turned the corner, former head coach Hue Jackson took him out of the game plan with a one target game and then no targets the following week. After three more duds, DHB caught 26 passes for 433 yards and two touchdowns over his final four games. In 2012, he will compete for targets with Denarius More and Jacoby Ford but Heyward-Bey is the odds on favorite to remain the teamís leading receiver. With Carson Palmer having a full off-season and no receiving threat at tight end, DHB should be in line for plenty of targets in 2012. Consider him a mid-tier WR3 with upside and a solid dynasty league prospect.
|Steelers sign WR Heyward-Bey -- Wed Apr 2 1:41 pm --|
Third team is the charm?
|Darrius Heyward-Bey, a tall and fast wide receiver who has never realized the expectations for him since the Oakland Raiders took him near the top of the draft five years ago, has joined the Steelers' corps of wide receivers. The Steelers signed him to a one-year contract today.
FF Today's Take: The Steelers have turned to free agency to fill the void of Emmanuel Sanders by signing DHB and former Saint Lance Moore. DHB's best season came in 2011 (64 rec, 975 yards, 4 TDs) but has just 70 receptions over the last two years. DHB will be running fourth on the depth chart behind Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Moore.