Heyward underwent groin surgery in September after getting injured in the Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He returned a week earlier than initially anticipated and helped bolster a run defense that desperately needed bolstering. He was involved in six tackles, including one for a loss, against Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans.
On “Good Morning Football” the day after the Titans win, Heyward admitted that he played more snaps (46) than expected. “Going into the game, I thought I was going to get 20 to 30 snaps. Didn’t end up that way. It was a little bit closer than expected, so took some more snaps. I’m a little sore today, but it’s only gonna help me with my rehab. It’s gonna continue to make me better, and glad to be back out there with the guys.”
It sounds like the mini-bye week came in handy for Heyward.
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) November 3, 2023