Report: Darrius Heyward-Bey will visit Detroit Lions

  • By Marc Sessler
  • Updated: March 26, 2013 at 09:02 a.m.

The Darrius Heyward-Bey market is beginning to pick up.

After meeting with the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, the former Oakland Raiders wide receiver is set to visit the Lions on Wednesday, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

The Lions have been on a long hunt for a complementary weapon to place across from Calvin Johnson.
Nate Burleson restructured his contract to stick around for another season, but he turns 32 in August and arguably wouldn't be on the roster if the cupboard wasn't so bare. Ryan Broyles has been injury-prone and the Titus Young experiment ended in disaster, leaving the team short at wideout.

The Reggie Bush acquisition gives the Lions a viable target out of the backfield, but another field-stretching pass-catcher would do wonders for the Lions.

Heyward-Bey, of course, is no sure thing.

His four-year stint with the Raiders was uneven at best after the Raiders stunned their fans by taking him with the seventh overall pick in 2009. Heyward-Bey showed growth during a productive 64-catch campaign in 2011, but he tailed off last season before being released earlier this month.