Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/3/14
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Former first-round pick Darrius Heyward-Bey signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Monday (Credit: AP Photo) The Indianapolis Colts have continued their active off-season on Monday night by signing former first round wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. The former Maryland wide receiver was drafted seventh overall in 2009 by the Oakland Raiders. Heyward-Bey never lived up to his first round selection and was released by the Oakland Raiders at the start of this off-season. After being courted by a number of teams, the Indianapolis Colts signed him on Monday. “We feel great about acquiring a talented player in Darrius Heyward-Bey,” general manager Ryan Grigson said in a statement released by the team. “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.” According to Ian Rapoport, Heyward-Bey signed with the Colts for one year at $3 million, with a $1.5 million signing bonus. During Heyward-Bey’s tenure in Oakland he played in 56 games and had 140 receptions for 2,071 yards and 11 touchdowns. Heyward-Bey will look to blossom under one of the brightest stars in the NFL in Andrew Luck. Heyward-Bey will most likely lineup opposite of Reggie Wayne during the 2013 NFL Season. The post Darrius Heyward-Bey lands with Indianapolis Colts appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE - Presented by Sports-Kings.
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