Nov 11, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) scores a touchdown as Baltimore Ravens defensive back James Ihedigbo (32) defends in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports
Well, it’s finally done. A week after hosting former Raiders receiver and first round pick, Darrius Heyward Bey on a free agent visit, Colts owner Jim Irsay announced that the team had signed him to a one-year contract. USA Today’s Mike Garafolo reported shortly after that DHB’s contract will be for $3 million with $1.5 guaranteed.
Unless the team finds a true gem in this month’s draft (or LaVon Brazill makes some huge strides), Heyward-Bey will take over for the departed Donnie Avery as the number two receiver on the outside. At 6-2, 216 pounds with a 4.3-second 40-yard dash time, Heyward-Bey will bring a rare combination of speed and size to the Colts offense. (more after the jump)no comments no comments