Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey
jokingly gave credit to the beard Roethlisberger began growing in the aftermath of one of the most forgettable performances of his career.
Veteran Reggie Wayne should be as deadly as ever, TY Hilton is an emerging force, Darrius Heyward-Bey
adds a further deep threat and already looks happier than he ever did in Oakland and tight end Coby Fleener is also right in the mix for receptions.
has struggled, receiving 84 yards in two games.
Oakland Raiders rookie wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey
, the seventh pick of the draft, spent much of his spring in Arizona training with Stafford, Jason Smith, Aaron Curry and Britt, all first-round picks.
Although the Beavers had outscored their opponents 127-16 in the first quarter, the best mark in the nation, the Terrapins not only scored on their first possession of the Emerald Bowl at AT&T Park on Friday night, but they added another score - a 63-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Chris Turner to wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey
with 1:00 left in the period - to take a 14-7 lead.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey
to a one-year contract.
The Raiders can normally put points on the board in their losing efforts with Carson Palmer getting big plays from receivers Denarius Moore, Darrius Heyward-Bey
or Rod Streater, but even that won't be easy against the Broncos' much-improved pass defence.
The only Colt to miss practice for injury reasons was receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey
Oakland's Denarius Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey
had touchdown catches against them the following week and last week San Diego's tight end Antonio Gates and top receiver Malcom Floyd got in on the act.
Cornerback Greg Toler re-injured his groin in the first half, safety LaRon Landry left in the fourth quarter with a concussion and receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey
left during the second half with a leg injury.
PROBABLE: S Sergio Brown (groin), CB Darius Butler (quadriceps), CB Vontae Davis (groin), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey
(hamstring), DT Ricky Jean Francois (foot), LB Robert Mathis (not injury related), G Mike McGlynn (elbow), DE Cory Redding (shoulder), CB Greg Toler (groin), LB Bjoern Werner (ankle).
Oakland should have kicker Sebastian Janikowski (groin) and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey
available against Atlanta.