The Colts announced Monday night they agreed to terms with the former Oakland Raiders wide receiver, Darrius Heyward-Bey, the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft. The contract terms have yet to be released, but is supposedly a one-year deal worth a maximum of $3 million, with $1.5 million in guarantees.
Colts GM Ryan Grigson said in a statement ”We feel great about acquiring a talented player in Darrius Heyward-Bey, ‘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 started 14 games last season for the Raiders and had 41 receptions for 606 yards and a career-high five touchdowns. Since being selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft, Darrius had 140 receptions for 2,071 yards and 11 TDs.