After a surprise run last year to reach the playoffs despite a 2-14 record in 2011, the Indianapolis Colts are taking every approach this offseason to make sure they’re contenders once again in 2013. Everybody knew the potential was there for Andrew Luck when the Colts selected him No. 1 in the 2012 NFL Draft, but nobody could have expected him to excel the way he did as a rookie and one of the main reasons why he found so much success was due to a strong group of wide receivers.
Now, it appears the Colts may have their eyes set on possibly bringing a former first-round pick in to give Luck another weapon at wide receiver–Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Maybe this is @jimirsay‘s WR … Former Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey is expected to visit Colts as early as today.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 25, 2013
The wideout who has spent the first four years of his career with the Oakland Raiders and is coming off a 2012 season in which he caught 41 passes for 606 yards and five touchdowns is scheduled to meet with the Colts this week and it should be interesting to see whether or not the two sides would be a good fit for one another. Despite being the seventh overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, Heyward-Bey has failed to live up to the hype so far, but the argument can be made he may be more productive with a team other than the Raiders.
Going from a quarterback in Carson Palmer to Luck would be a huge difference maker and Indianapolis most likely realizes that–so keep an eye on this situation over the next couple of days.
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