Heyward totaled eight tackles (six solo) in the Steelers' 38-35 win against the Raiders on Sunday. The eight tackles were the most in a game for Heyward this season, and his best effort since a 10-tackle game in Week 14 of the 2013 season. Although he, and the rest of the defense, failed to add to their sack total, they did force five fumbles, recovering three, and have one interception. They rank seventh in the league both in takeaways (15) and turnover differential (4).
Heyward recorded three tackles (one solo) in Pittsburgh's Week 8 loss to Cincinnati. Heyward blocked Mike Nugent's 42-yard field goal try late in the third quarter to temporarily preserve the Steelers' slim lead. It was the second block of his career, and the first by a Steeler since his block against these same Bengals in Week 13 of the 2011 season.
Heyward totaled four tackles (three solo) including a sack in Pittsburgh's 23-13 loss against Kansas City on Sunday. Heyward now has three sacks on the season, just Â¿ sack behind team-leader Stephon Tuitt. The Steelers host Cincinnati in Week 8, whom they've defeated by 10 or more points in their last three meetings.
The Steelers signed defensive end Cameron Heyward to a six-year, $59.25 million deal on Thursday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Heyward -- a five-year veteran -- enjoyed one of his best seasons as a pro last year as he recorded 53 tackles and registered 7.5 sacks.
Being with the Steelers organization for four seasons has rubbed off on defensive end Cameron Heyward. Entering year five, Heyward has made it a point to want to stay with the organization as long as he can, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Tribune. "You know, the Steelers greats, they don't go anywhere else," Heyward said, "and that's one of my goals — to be a Steeler great. That means being here for the rest of my life. Football included and after." Heyward recorded a career-high 7.5 sacks in 2014.