We questioned Monday why he wasn't, suggesting he appears to be more of the explosive player of the two.
Still, both players, as well as Brett Keisel, have value in different circumstances and the three of them will still rotate to some degree. Hood was averaging 47 snaps per game and Heyward 29, so the difference between the two isn't astronomical anyway.
A source told Behind the Steel Curtain Shamarko Thomas will receive more snaps with the base defense moving forward as well.
These moves aren't exactly earth-shattering, and there probably isn't much tinkering the team can do with their lineup. Still, it may be enough to shake some life into a team that's yet to win a game this season.