It’s on to Detroit for wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Heyward-Bey visited the Colts on Tuesday, but Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star writes that no one should expect a tweet about a signing from owner Jim Irsay. It seems the prospect of letting him talk to the Lions wasn’t enough for the Colts to make him an offer he couldn’t refuse. There’s no indication as to the Colts’ possible interest, but they’ve been pretty good at getting their man so far this offseason so we’re guessing Heyward-Bey isn’t their guy.
The question, then, is who will be their third receiver to go with Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton. Wilson rattles off a list of the biggest names currently on the market — Brandon Lloyd, Randy Moss, Laurent Robinson, Mohamad Massaquoi — and mostly finds flaws with each one, although there’s no suggestion he’s sharing anything more than his personal opinion of the players.
If that matches the Colts’ feelings, it may be up to LaVon Brazill to step up in his second year. He had 11 catches as a rookie in 2012, but should be in position to challenge for more playing time even if Indy does make another veteran addition to the receiving corps.