Cardinals release TE Todd Heap

Cardinals release TE Todd Heap
December 4, 2012, 6:45 pm
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The Cardinals released former Raven Todd Heap on Tuesday after under two seasons in Arizona.

Heap, who often suffered injuries in Baltimore, had the same problems out there. An Associated Press story said Heap caught just eight passes for 94 yards this season and finished with only 32 catches for 377 yards and one score since joining Arizona last year.

Heap went to the Cardinals last year after playing with the Ravens since 2001. Baltimore let him go after 2010. The question now is where does Heap go with his career. 

Are his playing days done? Or will any other NFL team take a chance on him? He wound up playing just 12 games with the Cardinals over his two seasons with them. 

Heap was long one of the team's most popular players here. There's already been some Internet speculation about Heap possibly signing a one-day contract so he can retire as a Raven. But nothing official has come from anywhere on anything, and that's just speculation as the Cards just released him earlier today. 

The Ravens picked Heap in the first round of the 2001 draft after they won the Super Bowl. He came in and took over for Shannon Sharpe and grew into a good tight end who was very popular with the fans, who always chanted "HEEEEEEEEEP" after he made a play. 

Heap also dd a huge amount in the community during his 10 years here, adding to his popularity as a Raven.