Darrius Heyward-Bey visited the Detroit Lions and called the possibility of joining forces with Matthew Stafford “very appealing.”
The free-agent wide receiver left without a contract but he sounds intrigued by the possibility of signing with the Lions after four underwhelming seasons as a member of the Oakland Raiders. Heyward-Bey was the seventh pick in the 2009 draft after running a blazing time at the NFL Scouting Combine but he was an inconsistent producer in an offense that was constantly changing quarterbacks.
Perhaps a fresh start with an established passer like Stafford is what Heyward-Bey needs. He previously visited the Indianapolis Colts, who might have more need at the position than the Lions.
“The sky’s the limit” with the Lions," Heyward-Bey said, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “Adding Reggie (Bush) already with Calvin (Johnson) and Matt and (Brandon) Pettigrew, (Tony) Scheffler, all these guys; you still got the vet Nate (Burleson), you got a young guy in (Ryan) Broyles who’s coming off an injury but still brings a lot. It’d be nice to be a part of something like that, so I’ve just got to sit back and think about it.”
Follow me on Twitter: @BradBiggs
Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
NOV 26 Joel Corry
Elvis Dumervil will be handsomely rewarded after his big night in New Orleans.
NOV 25 Jeff Fedotin
Tampa Bay wide receiver has a TD in four straight games.
NOV 20 Joel Corry
A detailed look at the eight candidates vying for that unique honor.