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Basic StatsCameron Heyward's Basic Stats

Draft Sharks
ADP: N/A
Bye: 6
Experience: 13
Age: 34.9
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 295
40 Time: 4.92

Injury PredictorCameron Heyward's Injury Guide

Very Low Risk

Chance of Injury in 2024

6%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

0.4%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024

0.54

Durability

5.00

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Jan 13, 2011 Non-NFL Arm Elbow Tear Heyward underwent Tommy John Surgery in January of 2011.
Aug 26, 2016 NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Cameron was ready for Week 1.
Oct 9, 2016 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Heyward missed 2 games.
Nov 13, 2016 NFL Chest Pectoral Tear Grade 3 Heyward was placed on IR and underwent surgery.
Sep 10, 2023 NFL Inguinal Groin Tear Grade 3 Heyward suffered a groin injury in Week 1 vs. the 49ers. He later returned to play in Week 9.
Dec 16, 2023 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Heyward entered concussion protocol following Week 15 and didn't miss a game.

Basic StatsCameron Heyward's Preseason Player Analysis

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10:00am EST 12/21/23

Neurologist clears Cameron Heyward less than a week after concussion

The Steelers announced Thursday that DL Cameron Heyward has cleared the concussion protocol. Rather than publicly ponder whether Pittsburgh's concussion process should get league review after Heyward, T.J. Watt, and Alex HIghsmith all cleared in time for the game following their injuries ... we'll just go ahead and get Heyward into the Week 16 DL rankings. He's a decent IDP option against a Bengals team that did allow him a sack last time. But Heyward hasn't generated more than 2 pressures in a game this year. He's a solid bet for tackles -- including a tackle for loss -- but a less-good bet for sack production.

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The Steelers placed DL Cameron Heyward in the concussion protocol after Saturday's loss to the Colts. That'll challenge his availability for next Saturday's matchup with the Bengals. We'll watch Heyward's progress through the week.

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The Steelers have activated DL Cameron Heyward from IR. The veteran has been out since suffering a groin injury in Week 1 that required surgery. His return should boost a Pittsburgh run defense that has slipped to 14th in DVOA this season after ranking fifth in that category last year. Heyward, of course, is also a pass-rush asset at full strength. He tallied 20.5 sacks over the past two seasons and tied his career high with 23 QB hits at age 33 last year. It's tough to recommend playing Heyward in Week 9 IDP lineups after an eight-week layoff. We wouldn't be surprised if Pittsburgh brings him back at less than full playing time. But Heyward is worth stashing now in plenty of leagues for whenever he does get back to full use.

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Steelers DL Cameron Heyward returned to practice this week after being out since Week 1 with a core injury. He close out the week with a full Friday practice. Pittsburgh hasn't yet activated him from IR, though. Steelers Depot says he won't play against the Jaguars in Week 8. But the veteran appears to be trending toward a return by Week 9. Heyward's return could alter a Pittsburgh run defense that has played soft this season. We'll watch for further developments in his status.

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Steelers DL Cameron Heyward will have surgery to repair his injured groin, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Heyward is expected to miss "up to" eight weeks. We'll see about his actual return timeline as that draws closer.

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