Darrius Heyward-Bey is getting another fresh start.
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday they had signed the speedy fifth-year wide receiver to a one-year contract.
Heyward-Bey joins a Steelers wide receiving group that includes Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Lance Moore. Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery departed in free agency. It's very likely the Steelers use a high draft pick to import another pass-catcher.
Heyward-Bey spent last season with the Indianapolis Colts, where he began the year as a starter with upside and ended it as a special teams contributor. Bad hands continue to haunt DHB -- he dropped nine Andrew Luck passes before being phased out of Indy's attack.
Now, DHB gets the opportunity to play with another elite quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger. Expecting greatness (as the Raiders did when they used the seventh overall pick (!) on DHB in 2009) is wasted hope, but the Steelers must believe DHB can be a contributor on some level.
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