Heyward had two tackles (both solo) for two sacks during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati. Heyward finishes up his ninth season with 51 tackles -- including eight sacks -- and one fumble recovery in 16 games. He has two years remaining on his current contract and does not appear to be slowing down. The 29-year-old has recorded 20 sacks in his past 31 games to match a much younger T.J. Watt's (24 years old) production over that same span.
Heyward totaled six tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Oakland. Although he failed to record a sack, Heyward was able to log his highest tackle total since Week 1. He is currently third on the team in sacks with six, which leaves him well off a 2017 pace that resulted in a career-high 12 sacks. Heyward had one tackle for a sack the last time he faced Week 15 opponent New England in 2017.
Heyward totaled three tackles (two solo) including two sacks during Thursday's 52-21 win over Carolina. The defense sacked Cam Newton five times and applied pressure all game for their widest margin of victory this season. Heyward now has 4.5 sacks on the season and will look to add to that total in Week 11 against the Jaguars.
Heyward (knee) did not participate in Wednesday's practice. The specifics of Heyward's injury are unclear, but it's possible the 29-year-old is getting a veteran's day off. His absence from practice presumably allows Leterrius Walton to work with the first-team defense.
Heyward will not participate in Thursday's exhibition tilt against the Packers for rest purposes. The Steelers are expected to rest several veterans Thusday, so there is no surprise that Heyward is one of them. The 29-year-old defensive end is entering his eighth season with the club and expected to start once again.
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