Darrius Heyward-Bey didn’t do all that much in four years with the Raiders to justify his draft status, but he’s quickly picking up steam in the free agent market.
According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the former seventh overall pick is visiting the Lions Wednesday.
He would certainly provide a speed element opposite Calvin Johnson, as he averaged more than 15.0 yards per reception the last two years. And he still has the speed that got him drafted by Al Davis.
If all their receivers were healthy, the Lions might not be as interested, but Nate Burleson and Ryan Broyles are coming off season-ending injuries.
Heyward-Bey visited the Colts Monday, and could draw other interest.