Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/1/13
Colts' free agent acqusition Darrius Heyward-Bey is on a roll.  With health, size and his ability to make catches questioned, the wide reciever carried with him some risks heading into his innagural regular-season campaign with the Colts. He's now showing the reward that lies on the flip side of those risks. At the conclusion of practice on Thursday, Chuck Pagano commented on the fifth-year reciever's performance. "[Heyward-Bey] has really had two back-to-back, really good days," he said. "Yesterday he opened with a big play, so I think from there he's started to look more comfortable in the offense ... and he's making plays. Whether it's big plays down the field or underneath." Heyward-Bey made some six catches on Thursday and ran great routes to get them. One stood out in particular, a quick five-yard comeback move on the left side of the field gave him all the room in the world to make one of those "underneath" plays that Pagano referred to. If Heyward-Bey can make short routes a...
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