Steelers pick up fifth-year option on DL Cam Heyward
The Steelers picked up the fifth-year option on DE Cameron Heyward
May 3 is the deadline for teams to pick up the fifth-year option for players selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. We've seen quite a few options already picked up.
Add the Pittsburgh Steelers and defensive end Cameron Heyward to the list as the team announced the move on Tuesday morning.
Heyward was selected with the 31st pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and, like many of these options, a no brainer to pick up.
The defensive end had a breakout year in 2013, picking up five sacks in 13 starts (and 16 total games) and improving across the board as a defender. He fits quite nicely in the Steelers 3-4 defense as an end who can stuff the run and put pressure on quarterbacks and Pittsburgh likely loves having him under cheap control for the next two years.
The Arizona Cardinals Patrick Peterson , the Cincinnati Bengals A.J. Green , the New York Jets Muhammad Wilkerson , the New Orleans Saints Cameron Jordan , the Houston Texans J.J. Watt , the Baltimore Ravens Jimmy Smith and the San Diego Chargers Corey Liuget have also had their options already picked up, sources have confirmed to CBSSports.com.
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