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Colts, Darrius Heyward-Bey agree

Darrius Heyward-Bey

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey runs after a reception during NFL football practice in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


The wait is over. Indeed, the Colts have added a wide receiver.

The club has agreed to terms with ex-Raiders wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey, the team said Monday night. Owner Jim Irsay, who had made no secret that the club had zeroed in on a wideout, linked to the announcement on Twitter.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Heyward-Bey’s deal is for one year and as much as $3 million.

The 26-year-old Heyward-Bey caught 41 passes for 606 yards and five TDs for Oakland in 2012. He could help the Colts replace Donnie Avery, who signed with Kansas City in free agency. Heyward-Bey, who has gained 14.8 yards per catch in his four-year NFL career, was released earlier in the offseason.

Heyward-Bey is the latest addition to an Indianapolis free-agent class that Irsay already liked quite a bit.