On April 2nd the Pittsburgh Steelers announced the signing of Wide Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey.Now details of the financial side of the signing are beginning to come to light.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and NBC Sports reported Saturday that per a league source, Heyward-Bey signed a one-year deal under the minimum-salary benefit. He’ll make a base salary of $735,000 and a signing bonus of $65,000. The labor deal holds the cap charge at only $635,000.
So, the Steelers have really risked very little on taking a chance on Darrius Heyward-Bey. A player with Heyward Beys’ speed is hard to come by and if nothing else it gives the Steelers a veteran wide receiver to add to the training camp depth chart and compete.
The bottom line is the Steelers have very little to lose by signing DHB and at the price they signed him at, it was definitely worth taking the chance.