The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey.
“We feel great about acquiring a talented player in Darrius Heyward-Bey,” said General Manager Ryan Grigson. “He’s big, strong and shows toughness in traffic and after the catch. He’s got elite finishing speed that’s as good as there is in the NFL. With this staff, this team and overall culture we’re building here in Indy, we felt strongly that he was the right player and person at the wide receiver position for us moving forward.”
Heyward-Bey, 6-2, 216 pounds, has recorded 140 receptions for 2,071 yards and 11 touchdowns since being selected by the Oakland Raiders with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Over the last four seasons, he led the Raiders in receptions and receiving yards, while finishing second in touchdowns behind Denarius Moore (12).
In 2012, Heyward-Bey started 14 games and compiled 41 receptions for 606 yards and a career-high five touchdowns. In 2011, he had one of his most productive seasons, totaling career bests in receptions (64) and receiving yards (975), to go along with four touchdowns. He also registered three 100-yard receiving performances for the year, including a career-high 155-yard game against Detroit (12/18/11).
In 2010, Heyward-Bey reeled in 26 receptions for 366 yards and a touchdown. His top performance of the season came against Seattle in Week 8, when he notched his first career 100-yard receiving game (105 yards) and scored on a career-long 69-yard reception.
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