The Oakland Raiders shed a lot of salary on Tuesday when they cut, among others, wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and safety Michael Huff. Both players are expected to garner some significant attention on the open market but one man in particular has his eyes set on Heyward-Bey. Stevie Johnson isn’t in charge of the Buffalo Bills front office, but he’s putting in a suggestion that the team needs to sign Heyward-Bey as soon as humanly possible.
Johnson told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he wants Heyward-Bey to make a trip to Buffalo and then never have to leave again.
“Tell DHB come be a Bill.” Johnson said, via Josina Anderson. “He was stepping into that role of playmaker for his team. With me opposite him the game will be simplified a ton so he can ball out. Not that I think he needs that wide receiver opposite him anymore, but given the situation I think it’ll benefit us all.”
Heyward-Bey was viewed as a draft day reach when the Raiders took him back in the 2009 NFL Draft as teams didn’t see him as highly graded as the Raiders did. Still, Heyward-Bey hasn’t been a total bust for the Raiders but he hasn’t fully lived up to the high expectations set for him. The Bills have some serious problems on offense that they can begin to mend by signing some talent for whoever ends up being the quarterback.
He hasn’t drawn too much attention as of yet, but Heyward-Bey landing in Buffalo could happen if Buddy Nix starts to feel pressure to add offensive talent.