ALAMEDA — The Raiders cut ties with two former first-round picks on Tuesday by releasing starting receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and defensive back Michael Huff.
The Raiders also cut defensive end Dave Tollefson and re-signed cornerback Phillip Adams to a one-year deal before the start of the league year. Read More
Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey practiced for the first time Tuesday since being hospitalized by a helmet-to-helmet hit as the Raiders worked on fixing their problems during the bye week.
Heyward-Bey took part in individual drills as the Raiders (1-3) held their first of two practices this week before getting four days off for the bye. He ran some routes and caught some passes in his first step back. Read More
Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was released from Eden Medical Center on Monday with a concussion and a neck strain after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit in the end zone from Pittsburgh defensive back Ryan Mundy.
After Heyward-Bey was hit, he then fell to the ground, essentially taking a second blow to the head. He was on the ground for several minutes before being strapped to a stretcher, driven off on a cart and then being sent to the hospital. Read More
Darrius Heyward-Bey will stick to just weaving on a football field.
Wanting to shift his focus to the upcoming summer training camp, the Raiders wide receiver pleaded no contest on Monday to misdemeanor DUI stemming from an April 7 arrest in which he was reportedly speeding and weaving on the San Francisco side of the Bay Bridge. Read More
Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey passed on attending his own arraignment on DUI charges Thursday, having his attorney plead not guilty on his behalf in a San Francisco courtroom.
Attorney Ivan Golde told the media after the hearing that the 25-year-old football star has no prior convictions and that the misdemeanor DUI arrest on the Bay Bridge last month was his first. Read More
At least he can catch a court date.Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, 25, is scheduled to be arraigned in a San Francisco courtroom Thursday on DUI charges, prosecutors said.Heyward-Bey was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on April 7 for allegedly speeding and weaving on the Bay Bridge near Treasure Island. The football star was driving his 2012 Range Rover about 2 a.m., Officer Tony Tam said. Read More
For the better part of four quarters Sunday, Darrius Heyward-Bey seemed to atone for his bumbling performance Dec. 11 in Green Bay, where the third-year receiver dropped three passes in the 46-16 loss against the Packers. And despite having statistically the best game of his career Sunday against the Detroit Lions, tallying 155 yards on eight receptions with one touchdown, Heyward-Bey has yet to complete that one stellar game that doesn’t feature a crucial mistake. Read More
This is the time of the year when bad NFL teams turn the standings upside down to see where they are in the race for the No. 1 draft pick. The Raiders won’t even win that one because this is a vintage year for really bad NFL teams.
Detroit, St. Louis, Cleveland and Kansas City — the Raiders’ Sunday opponent at the Coliseum — all appear to be worse teams. Tennessee seemed to be for a time, but the Titans have righted themselves. Read More