During Todd Heap’s first eight years with the Ravens, Rex Ryan was one of Baltimore’s assistant coaches. Now Ryan is working hard to become Heap’s head coach in New York.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Ryan picked Heap up at Newark Liberty International Airport Saturday night, grabbing Heap in a bear hug when he arrived.
Having both Heap and Dustin Keller would give the Jets the option of using more two-tight-end sets. The 31-year-old Heap had 40 catches for 599 yards and five touchdowns last season.
The Ravens cut Heap last week, and he’s been drawing interest from the Cardinals. Baltimore is also thought to be interested in re-signing Heap at a reduced price.