Would Darrius Heyward-Bey Make a Good Fit With the Detroit Lions?

By Dan Parzych
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The Detroit Lions have kept themselves busy this offseason as they look to bounce back from a disappointing 2012 season in which they finished with a 4-12 record jut one year after ending their playoff drought. Detroit already made a key move by adding Reggie Bush in the backfield and now–it looks like they may be interested in adding another weapon for Matthew Stafford in the passing game.

After spending the first four seasons of his career with the Oakland Raiders, Darrius Heyward-Bey will visit the Lions this week as he potentially looks for a new home next season. Heyward-Bey already met with the Indianapolis Colts on Monday and even though he’s struggled to live up to this first-round potential–the argument can be made one of the main reasons why he’s struggled so much has been due to the quarterback position.

With a quarterback like Stafford–that could easily change during the 2013 season.

There’s no reason to make a big deal over this just yet considering Heyward-Bey is just meeting with the team, but it should be interesting to see whether or not an offer comes from the Lions with this situation. Detroit already has one of the best wide receivers in football in Calvin Johnson and if the Heyward-Bey could figure out a way to live up to his previous hype–this could give the Lions an advantage in the passing game heading into the 2013 season.

Once again though, this is nothing more than a meeting–so no reason to make any assumptions just yet.

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