The Colts are taking a look at free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Heyward-Bey is expected to visit with the Colts soon, possibly as early as today.
Colts owner Jim Irsay said on March 16 that the Colts were “very, very close” to a deal with a wide receiver, although he never revealed who he was talking about. There was speculation at the time that Heyward-Bey was the receiver Irsay was talking about, although if they’re just planning the visit nine days later, it would be hard to call that “very, very close.”
Heyward-Bey was the seventh overall pick of the Raiders in the 2009 NFL draft, and although he was a starter for the Raiders for the last four years, he was never the game changer that the late Al Davis thought his blazing speed would make him. Last season Heyward-Bey had 41 catches for 606 yards and five touchdowns.