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Cameron Heyward

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179 FPTS

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34 yrs


6'5'' / 295 lbs


Ohio State


Could hold out of OTAs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-16

Heyward (groin) plans to skip Steelers OTAs unless he receives a contract extension, Joe Rutter of reports.

Heyward is on track to earn $16 million in 2024, but he has no such assurances for after the upcoming season. He's coming off a down year in which he recorded just 2.0 sacks in 11 games, but he'll still probably be a plus starter for Pittsburgh in 2024 if he doesn't continue to hold out for a new contract.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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12 @IND Dome undefined° undefined NaNth 2.539.5441000%003000undefinedundefined
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15 @CAR Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 3.037.5391210%0021.500undefinedundefined
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17 @BAL Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 1.535.5463100%000000undefinedundefined
18 CLE Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -3.039.5545320%104200undefinedundefined

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Away Outdoor 20 20undefinedNaNth1,0383850120%5116800undefinedundefined
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Away Retractable Dome 3 3undefinedNaNth1414420%1081.500undefinedundefined

Career Stats by Season: 2015 to 2022

2015 26 PIT 16 16 134 122nd968153515100%201370010
2016 27 PIT 7 7 69 355th36041740%40530001
2017 28 PIT 15 15 154 69th778152616100%3022120021
2018 29 PIT 16 16 125 150th8392224100%301880011
2019 30 PIT 16 16 173 48th87232391150%602390011
2020 31 PIT 15 15 102 207th803242570%311940000
2021 32 PIT 17 17 225 14th95436531533%9117100011
2022 33 PIT 17 17 179 64th7993539140%402310.50011

Should be 100 percent by camp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-25

Coach Mike Tomlin said Monday that he expects Heyward (groin) to be a full participant in offseason activities by the start of training camp, Nick Farabaugh of Steelers Now reports.

Heyward is currently recovering from a cleanup procedure undergone to address a groin/core injury, but Tomlin said he's "not anticipating it to be a factor by the time we get to training camp." The veteran defensive end managed to finish 2023 with 33 tackles (25 solo), two sacks and one pass breakup in 11 games despite playing through a core muscle injury for much of the season, so he could bounce back in 2024 if simply healthier. Heyward tallied a combined 20.5 sacks across his previous two seasons.

Recovering from surgery

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-21

Heyward (groin) underwent a clean up surgery to address a groin/core muscle injury Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Heyward missed six consecutive games due to a groin injury in 2023, but he was able to return to action Week 9 and played the rest of Pittsburgh's slate. However, it seems like the veteran pass rusher was hampered by injury even while back in the lineup, as he finished with just 2.0 sacks across 11 appearances, after having previously logged back-to-back seasons with at least 10.0 sacks. He could be more effective when back to full health in 2024, the final season of his four-year deal with the Steelers.

Exits protocols

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-21

Heyward was cleared by an independent neurologist Thursday and is no longer in the league's concussion protocols, Mike DeFabo of The Athletic reports.

Heyward suffered a concussion in Saturday's loss to the Colts, but he won't be forced to miss any time after making it through the league's five-step process in just a few days. He should be good to go against the Bengals in Week 16.

Starts week limited

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-19

Heyward (concussion) was listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's injury report, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Heyward was placed in concussion protocols following a Week 15 loss to the Colts, so it appears the veteran defensive lineman may be making a quick recovery. However, he still has multiple hurdles to clear before getting approval to suit up Saturday against the Bengals. If Heyward can ramp up his practice activity as the week progresses and get clearance from an independent neurologist to play, he'll be able to suit up Week 16.

Placed in concussion protocol

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-16

Heyward was placed in concussion protocol following Saturday's 30-13 loss to the Colts, Chris Adamski of reports.

It's unclear when the issue may occurred, as Heyward was on the field deep into the fourth quarter. He tallied a total of five tackles and one tackle for a loss, though his status for a Week 16 matchup against the Bengals is now in question.

Secures sack in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-08

Heyward recorded six tackles (five solo), including a sack, in Thursday's 21-18 loss to New England.

Heyward matched his season-high in tackles while also getting to quarterback Bailey Zappe, sacking him in the third quarter. The defensive end has compiled 25 tackles, including two sacks, over the seven games he's appeared in this season.

Still dealing with injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-15

Heyward (groin) did not participate during practice Wednesday.

Heyward missed six games in a row due to a groin issue before returning for the last two games. However, he was still considered questionable heading into Sunday's 23-19 win against Green Bay, in which he played a season-high 37 defensive snaps. It appears the 34-year-old is still dealing with this groin injury, and he'll now have two more practices to increase his activity level before this Sunday's division matchup against the Browns.

Good to go vs. Packers

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-10

Heyward (groin) does not carry an injury designation into Sunday's game versus Green Bay, Mike DeFabo of The Athletic reports.

Heyward will suit up for his third game of the season in Week 10. His presence will make life significantly more difficult for Jordan Love and the Packers' passing offense come Sunday.

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