After signing safety Robert Golden to a contract extension Monday morning, the Pittsburgh Steelers lock up a member of their receiving corps for multiple seasons.
According to NFL Network’s Rand Getlin, the Steelers locked up vertical threat Darrius Heyward-Bey to a contract extension. Filling in as the Steelers’ deep pass receiver while Martavis Bryant was sidelined for a four game suspension, DHB gave the Steelers another player to utilize among a plethora of talent.
Ian Rapoport later announced that the deal is slated at three years for $3.8 million. Heyward-Bey recorded 314 yards and two touchdowns on 21 receptions in 2015. He was mainly utilized as a blocker, but proved his worth in the passing game and on special teams, as well.
With DHB’s resigning, the questions loom as to how soon the Steelers will start including Sammie Coates into their offense, and if this is any indication of the organization looking to deal fellow wide receiver Markus Wheaton to another team in order to secure more draft picks.