BBAO: On Heyward-Bey, Hall signings

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Two NFL contract agreements Monday night had NFC North implications and are worth noting here on the blog.

First, the Indianapolis Colts announced a deal with free agent receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, who visited the Detroit Lions last month. The prospect of Heyward-Bey's speed in the Lions' offense was intriguing, but the team could also satisfy its need for additional depth at the position through the draft.

Meanwhile, the Washington Redskins re-signed cornerback DeAngelo Hall, making it fair to wonder if they are still in contention for veteran Antoine Winfield. The Redskins are tight against the salary cap, and the return of Hall could help the Minnesota Vikings' chances of luring Winfield back after they released him last month. Coach Leslie Frazier has made it clear he wants Winfield back.

Continuing around the division: