Cameron Heyward

#97 DL / Pittsburgh Steelers / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 295 lb Age: 28 College: Ohio State Bye 9

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  • Heyward recorded four tackles (all solo), including a sack, in Pittsburgh's 29-14 win over Cincinnati. Heyward has four sacks on the season, all coming against AFC North division teams. He has now played in as many games as he did all last season, and is on pace for career bests in sacks, forced fumbles and fumble recoveries. For the second straight week, Pittsburgh will face a team coming off their bye, as they take on the Lions in a Week 8 road matchup. They have not faced Detroit since 2013, and Heyward is one of only two defensive players (William Gay) on the current roster that played in that game.

  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Monster effort in win
    By RotoWire Staff

    Heyward had four tackles (three solo), including two sacks, and recovered a fumble in Pittsburgh's 26-9 win over Baltimore on Sunday. After Alex Collins opened the game with a 23-yard run, Heyward and the rest of the defense kept the Ravens from getting anything going on offense, limiting them to just five more net yards rushing in the first half. The defense continues to do its job holding opponents to just 59 points in four games.

  • Heyward (pectoral) is listed as the starting left defensive end ahead of this week's preseason matchup with the Falcons, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports. Heyward has been dealing with a pectoral injury that has kept him out since November of last year, but given his status as a projected starter two days ahead of the Steelers' second preseason contest, it appears he's ready to make his return. The team will likely remain cautious with Heyward to ensure his health for the start of the regular season.

  • Steelers' Cameron Heyward: Recovery on track
    By RotoWire Staff

    Heyward (chest) is on track to be ready for the regular season, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Heyward suffered a pectoral injury in November of last season that was expected to require a six-month recovery timeline. The team is opting to exercise caution with the veteran, as it has avoided placing him in full offensive and defensive drills in the offseason program. Although the Steelers are not showing a sense of urgency to implement him fully into their organized team activities, he's on track for a healthy start to the 2017 season. The 28-year-old tallied three sacks in seven games prior to the injury last season.

  • Heyward (pectoral) is facing a six-month recovery for his injury, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Heyward, arguably the Steelers' best defensive player up front, was placed on injured reserve Saturday. His six-month recovery time places his expected return near the beginning of 2017's training camp. In the meantime, look for Ricardo Mathews to take over for Heyward at defensive end in Pittsburgh 3-4 scheme.

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