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Calais Campbell, Todd Heap closing in on return for Cards

Calais Campbell, Nick Eason AP

The Arizona Cardinals could see the return of defensive end Calais Campbell and tight end Todd Heap this Sunday as the team tries to end a seven game losing streak against the New York Jets.

Campbell has missed the last two games for the Cardinals with a calf injury. Arizona’s defense isn’t the reason the team has lost seven straight games. The Cardinals defense ranks seventh in the league allowing 327.9 yards per game. Campbell is a key cog of the defensive front.

Heap has missed almost the entire season for Arizona. Heap has missed the Cardinals’ last nine games with a lingering knee injury but was a full participant in practice all last week leading up to Arizona’s game against the St. Louis Rams.

According to the team’s official site, head coach Ken Whisenhunt says Heap “is just about to the point where he can play now.”

With the struggles of the offensive line — including losing Lyle Sendlein for the season — and a revolving door at the quarterback position, the return of Campbell and Heap may not make much difference in the Cardinals’ attempt to snap the losing streak.

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6 Responses to “Calais Campbell, Todd Heap closing in on return for Cards”
  1. Canyonero says: Nov 27, 2012 11:26 PM

    Next man up

  2. kane337 says: Nov 27, 2012 11:43 PM

    Whew. Just in the nick of time.

  3. threatlevelbob says: Nov 27, 2012 11:49 PM

    Todd Heap…always returning, never actually playing. Great as a Raven, but sheesh, retire already.

  4. sixjak says: Nov 27, 2012 11:59 PM

    Didn’t Heap play for ASU? Why yes he did (thanks google) and majored in pre business to boot. When he retires he has that to fall back on. Pre-business. He’ll know exactly what to do right up until he goes into business. Awesome.

  5. clssylssy says: Nov 28, 2012 7:44 AM

    With Lindley starting as QB, I hardly think it will make a difference to the outcome of the game. Lindley will give the Jets a crashtest dummy to kick around for a little exercise while Cards fans will become increasingly frustrated with the apparent abandonment of the season on the part of the Organization.

  6. whoknowsnothing says: Nov 28, 2012 9:11 AM

    With their 2013 1st rd draft pick the Arizona Cardinals select QB ………
    Time to start looking at next years draft players. The Cardinals have need a new GM. The offensive line has never been good since Graves has been GM! But great job by Ray Horton on turning a Cardinals the defense around.

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