Heyward totaled four tackles (three solo) including a sack in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.
Heyward finishes the season third on the team in tackles (83) and sacks (9) in 16 games. He also had one forced fumble and one fumble recovery and will return in 2020 for the final year of his contract.
Heyward recorded six tackles (two solo) including a sack in Pittsburgh's 16-10 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.
The Steelers' defense delivered another solid effort to deliver a 10th consecutive win over the winless Bengals. Heyward had one of four Pittsburgh sacks in the game, giving him 6.5 this season. He is on pace for 9.5 sacks which would be the second highest total of his nine-year career. It should be a physical contest in Week 13 with Pittsburgh looking to avenge a 21-7 loss to Cleveland in Week 11.
Heyward had three tackles (two solo) including a sack in Sunday's 17-12 win over the Rams.
The Pittsburgh defense recorded four sacks, giving it 33 for the campaign -- second most in the league -- and has the unit on pace for 59 sacks this season. Heyward has 5.5 sacks and will look to add to that total in Week 11 against Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield, who has been sacked 24 times this season.
Heyward had six tackles (three solo), including a sack, in Monday's 27-14 win over the Dolphins.
Despite falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter, the Pittsburgh defense held Miami to just 22 rushing yards on 11 carries in the first half. That allowed them to close the gap to 14-10, then pin their ears back and come after quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second half. Heyward now has 4.5 sacks -- all in his last four games -- heading into Pittsburgh's Week 9 contest against Indianapolis, and he's a decent defensive lineman option in IDP formats.
Heyward made four solo tackles and a sack in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the Ravens.
Heyward was able to take down Lamar Jackson in this contest, and he now shares the team lead for sacks (3.5) with T.J. Watt and Stephon Tuitt. This is a sustainable rate for Heyward considering he has 20 sacks over the last two seasons, and he provides a decent IDP floor by averaging five tackles per game.
Heyward (quadriceps) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Heyward appears fully recovered from the quad injury he picked up during Monday's win over the Bengals. Barring any setbacks, Heyward is on track for his usual starting role versus the Ravens on Sunday.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Heyward (quadriceps) will continue to be evaluated and will be limited in practice this week, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
Heyward went to the locker room after hurting his thigh in Monday's game versus the Bengals, but he returned promptly. His final stat line didn't look bothered, as he recorded 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in the contest. While the Steelers plan to keep a close eye on him during this week of practice, it appears he should play in Sunday's game versus the Ravens barring any setbacks.
Heyward recorded six tackles (four solo), 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in Monday's win over the Bengals.
Not even a thigh injury could slow down Heyward, who briefly exited the contest in the first quarter. The veteran had a litany of impressive plays Monday night, including a strip-sack late in the fourth quarter. Hewyard had not recorded a sack heading into the contest, but he's now tied for the second-highest figure in that category on the team. As long as the thigh injury is not serious, Heyward will shift his focus to Sunday's matchup with the Ravens.
Heyward (thigh) returned to Sunday's game against the Bengals, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Heyward was immediately injured on the first series of the game, but after getting a second look in the locker room, he emerged healthy enough to return. Expect the veteran to be re-inserted into his normal starting role on the Steelers' defensive line.
Heyward (thigh) is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Bengals, Steelers' Director of Communications Burt Lauten reports.
Heyward suffered the injury on the first drive during the game and was seen with a limp on the sidelines. He headed to the locker room to get more tests done on his thigh, and with Heyward sidelined, look for Tyson Alualu to see an increase in snaps on the defensive line.
Heyward recorded eight tackles (three solo) across 52 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
Heyward was second on the team in tackles and led the defensive line in snaps, as he played in 74 percent of the reps Sunday night. He'll look to keep the tackle count high next Sunday when the Seahawks come to town.
Heyward had four tackles (all solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 18-6 preseason win over Tennessee.
Playing in just his second preseason game, Heyward collected his first tackles and sack and appears ready for the regular season. It was one of seven Pittsburgh sacks in the game. Heyward may not see much action in the final warmup against the Panthers, but he will look to build on the eight sacks he totaled in 2018.
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 had five tackles (four solo) including a sack during their 20-16 win against Jacksonville.
Heyward recorded a sack in consecutive games for the first time this season to give him 5.5 sacks. He also found himself in the right place at the right time when T.J. Watt sacked Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles and forced a fumble that was recovered by Heyward on the final play of the game to preserve the win. Pittsburgh will look to extend their six-game winning streak in Week 12 against Denver.
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 totaled three tackles (two solo) including one and a half sacks during Sunday's 41-17 win over the Falcons.
After notching 12 sacks last season, Heyward had gotten off to a slow start and had not recorded a sack since Week 1 against Cleveland. He'll look to keep the positive momentum going, having recorded four sacks in his last seven games against Week 6 opponent Cincinnati.
Heyward (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Heyward practiced fully Thursday and Friday, but it still wasn't enough for him to avoid an injury designation heading into the weekend. While it's possible Heyward may be playing hurt Sunday, there's no indication he'll see a drop in snaps as a result of the issue. The pass rusher was his usual productive self in the Steelers' season-opening tie with the Browns, finishing with seven tackles and a sack across 82 total snaps.
Heyward (knee) faced no limitations at Thursday's practice session.
Heyward did not participate at Wednesday's practice due to the knee injury, which appears to have been a minor issue. The 29-year-old should be ready for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
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.
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