The list of available free agent wide receivers lost a member on Tuesday when Jacoby Ford signed with the Jets.
It could get even smaller if another former Raiders wideout has a good visit in Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Darrius Heyward-Bey is scheduled for a visit with the Steelers on Wednesday.
Heyward-Bey spent last season with the Colts and held onto a starting job for most of the season before moving to the bench for the final weeks of the season. He finished the year with 29 catches, but none in the final three weeks of the regular season or in the playoffs. The seventh overall pick of the 2009 draft by the Raiders had 140 catches in four seasons with Oakland that featured too many drops sprinkled among the catches.
The Steelers have lost Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery in free agency, leaving them with little experience behind Antonio Brown on the depth chart. That makes their interest in more seasoned hands easy to understand, even if those hands can’t always be counted on to hold onto the ball.