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Pittsburgh Steelers sign Darrius Heyward Bey to one-year contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed Darrius Heyward Bey to a one-year deal.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to terms on a one-year contract with wide receiver Darrius Heyward Bey Thursday. The move helps solidify the wide receiver position for the team heading into the upcoming NFL Draft.

Heyward Bey didn't dazzle anyone with statistics in 2014, only catching 3 passes for 33 yards, but Heyward Bey made himself valuable to the team by playing special teams.

"It's great to be back," said Heyward-Bey to Teresa Varley of "I just wanted to stay here and be a part of a great organization and play for a great coach. That is what Coach (Mike) Tomlin is. I wanted to be back. For most guys free agency is tough, but I knew what I wanted. I knew the timing would take a little bit. For some guys it's tough dealing with the unknown, but I knew what I wanted."

"I wanted to come back here. They have been honest with me from Day 1. In this business of the NFL, for them to be very honest with me, what they expect from me and me telling them what I expect. It's an honest partnership."

The Steelers would be wise to still consider adding a rookie wide receiver to compete for the 4th wide receiver position, but in the meantime Heyward Bey brings a value to the team by being a versatile player.