ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Heyward-Bey receives a one-year deal worth up to $3 million and includes $1.5 million guaranteed.
Heyward-Bey, 26, drew interest from the Lions as well, but the Colts made it clear that they were looking to add another receiver at some point. Maybe he was the receive that Colts owner Jim Irsay was referring to a few weeks ago.
We had him listed as the No. 22 player in our recently updated Top 50 Free Agents list.
Heyward-Bey mentioned that he would enjoy playing with Lions QB Matthew Stafford and added that he expects to weigh his options in the coming days, according to Birkett.
Free agent WR Darrius Heyward-Bey reportedly left his visit with the Indianapolis Colts without a contract and will be meeting with the Lions at some point today.
Phillip Wilson of the Indianapolis Star takes a look at some of the receiving options still available for the Colts to consider.
Wilson lists Brandon Lloyd, Laurent Robinson and Mohamed Massaquoi potential free agent options. Wilson adds that the Colts may be better developing LaVon Brazill or possibly even targeting someone in the draft than spending money on a free agent.
The Lions are also in need of another receiver, so we’ll have to see what comes of their meeting with Heyward-Bey.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that free agent WR Darrius Heyward-Bey has visit scheduled with the Lions for Wednesday.
Heyward-Bey, 26, just made his first reported visit with the Colts on Monday, so it appears as though the market is finally picking up for his services.
Detroit could clearly use another receiver after they cut Titus Young loose a few months ago. Heyward-Bey possesses plenty of speed, which is an attribute that they could really use in their offense. We’ll have to see how interested they are, but it’s at least an intriguing idea.
Schefter adds that the visit could take place as early as Monday.
Owner Jim Irsay tweeted that they were close to reaching an agreement with a receiver, so there’s a chance Heyward-Bey was the player he was referring to.
Since being release by Oakland, there’s been almost no reported interest in Heyward-Bey. The Jets were tossed out as a speculative landing spot for him last week, but there hasn’t been any serious movement since then.
Heyward-Bey, 26, has spent a few years with a disappointing Raiders team, so there’s a chance he could be a quality addition in the right environment.