New Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Did Indeed Sign A One-Year Qualifying Contract

The NFLPA has now updated their figures and as expected, the contract signed this week by new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was a one-year qualifying deal.

Heyward-Bey is scheduled to earn a base salary of $730,000 in 2014 and also received a $65,000 signing bonus. His reduced cap charge in 2014 will be $635,000.

After top 51 displacement, the NFLPA currently has the Steelers as being $108,066.00 over the salary cap, so it’s obvious that they are possibly not accounting for a credit of some type or are handling the post June 1 release of linebacker LaMarr Woodley differently than the league actually does.

  • srdan

    Good work again by the FO.

  • Eric MacLaurin

    If that doesn’t prove the sky is falling I don’t know what does.

  • steeltown


  • Eric MacLaurin

    Do you know what proves the sky is falling?

    But yes. ☺

  • afrazier9

    I’m still not feeling the Heyward Bey signing i hope he at least practices catching the ball jeeze you would think he would stand in front of the catching machine for hours to try to get it down pack

  • steeltown

    …the acorn?

  • Eric MacLaurin

    Reference not found.

  • PA2AK

    yup, they could lose BIG TIME on this deal. might be out a whole $65k if he doesn’t make it through camp! Should have brought a camp body in that has never played a down in the NFL, can’t run a sub 4.8 40, and has equally inconsistent hands!

  • Do you know what $65,000.00 is to a Billion Dollar organization, like when you find a penny in the street. Wait oh its a penny

  • IckyD

    He hasn’t exactly had All-Pro type QBs so far…Ben *might* help him in the catching department. I hear Roethlisberger is a fairly good QB- something about some SuperBowl experience i think…?