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Cardinals cut Todd Heap

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Todd Heap’s time in Arizona is done.

The Cardinals have released Heap, a 12-year veteran tight end, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

A 2001 first-round draft pick of the Ravens, Heap has been to two Pro Bowls. But he’s been a disappointment in Arizona since signing a two-year contract with the Cardinals before the 2011 season. Last year he caught just 24 passes for 283 yards, and this year a knee injury has limited him to just two games. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said last week that Heap was close to being ready to return, but now he’ll have to return for some other team.

Heap will now be available to any team that wants to pick up the final four games of his contract on waivers. If he passes through waivers, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent.

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38 Responses to “Cardinals cut Todd Heap”
  1. sillyv6 says: Dec 4, 2012 1:43 PM

    Bears?

  2. Al Tachovsky - At Home With Al says: Dec 4, 2012 1:45 PM

    Pats

  3. donterrelli says: Dec 4, 2012 1:46 PM

    Probably already has a workout scheduled in New England.

  4. getyourownname says: Dec 4, 2012 1:47 PM

    Classiest of players and people, will always be admired in Baltimore.

    Fans wailed when Ravens cut him but it shows Ozzie Newsome is usually ahead of the curve in unemotional player evaluation skills.

  5. ravensallday2012 says: Dec 4, 2012 1:48 PM

    Come back to bmore

  6. rhinosteel6 says: Dec 4, 2012 1:51 PM

    Edmonton Eskimos?

  7. azarkhan says: Dec 4, 2012 1:51 PM

    Retirement.

  8. cheston410 says: Dec 4, 2012 1:52 PM

    It hurts his value that he is always injured but honestly I would love to see him sign with the Ravens and then retire at the end of the season. But to see him on any super bowl contender would be great.

  9. phreakin says: Dec 4, 2012 1:55 PM

    I can assure you nobody should sign him. He was cut, and iz made comments a few weeks ago, because he was taking a little too long to come off the injury report. Apparently people in the locker room were questioning why he was taking twice as long to recover from an injury that others had as well. He lost everyone on the team for the reputation of rather collecting a check in the trainers room than on the field. He’s done unless someone wants to pay him to get taped up and massaged before every game. And then stand on the sideline with his hat backwards and talking to women in the stands.

  10. dino2997 says: Dec 4, 2012 2:00 PM

    Retirement is is best option

  11. pftisterrible says: Dec 4, 2012 2:04 PM

    Patriots? Bears? Ravens? No way. Teams with worse records get the option of picking up his contract first. If Heap has anything left, he will be claimed by a bad team. Just like Jason Babin to the Jags

  12. humbleminded85 says: Dec 4, 2012 2:08 PM

    Pats are league mandated to take a looksie aren’t they? The will try you out if you so much look like a tight end.

  13. EJ says: Dec 4, 2012 2:14 PM

    Heap has always been one of my favorite TE’s. I hope he can catch on somewhere where he’ll be used in the correct way. Somewhere that will use his blocking skills along with his ability to box out opponents while making the catch. Awesome player for a team needing help in the redzone.

  14. brenenostler says: Dec 4, 2012 2:14 PM

    Are they cutting Ryan Lindley too? He sucks.

  15. rajbais says: Dec 4, 2012 2:15 PM

    Baltimore again?

    Flacco needs some help.

  16. bh83 says: Dec 4, 2012 2:18 PM

    What do you expect when you have that poor class of qb’s throwing to you. The quarterback position needs to be addressed, not Todd Heap.

  17. Eberwizzle says: Dec 4, 2012 2:22 PM

    Ummph…I thought he was out of the league already

  18. ravenution says: Dec 4, 2012 2:30 PM

    Come back home Heap

  19. mikejd12 says: Dec 4, 2012 2:34 PM

    No qb. What u expect from the guy.

  20. nickaroo77 says: Dec 4, 2012 2:42 PM

    I really wouldn’t mind seeing him come to Buffalo. We could do with someone who can further help our running game, and make the occasional catch. And he’s a classy guy – may teach the back room a thing or two!

  21. 6ringsandarapist says: Dec 4, 2012 2:43 PM

    shame , was a great player early on and an even better human being, shame the injuries just kept mounting. hope he retires as a raven

  22. reed20fence says: Dec 4, 2012 2:52 PM

    Back to Bmore. Dickson’s banged up. Cmon Ozzie, this kid literally broke his back for us!

  23. electionconfidential says: Dec 4, 2012 2:53 PM

    I’m glad Heap’s had a nice, long run. If he gets more all the better, but that’s already a nice, long NFL career.

  24. shackdelrio says: Dec 4, 2012 2:54 PM

    Now who will Ryan Lindley not throw to???

  25. unbreakable02215 says: Dec 4, 2012 2:55 PM

    I wanna see the Pats deploy 5 eligible TEs at once
    on the field lol.

  26. jluns275 says: Dec 4, 2012 2:55 PM

    Until the Cards decide to field an NFL worthy QB, it doesn’t matter who they cut, keep, or trade. Larry Fitzgerald is easily the #2 WR talent in the league, & could challenge for #1 if only they could keep a good QB healthy.
    Admittedly not a simple fix…their OL needs a complete tear down & rebuild.
    Poor Fitz. Wasted good years.

  27. 1standinches says: Dec 4, 2012 3:01 PM

    Come back to Baltimore!

  28. menentj says: Dec 4, 2012 3:03 PM

    2 words: Miami Dolphins.

    PLEASE.

  29. steelerben says: Dec 4, 2012 3:15 PM

    Yeah, that’ll fix things.

  30. norcalwandering says: Dec 4, 2012 3:22 PM

    relevant . . .

  31. kvaldo1 says: Dec 4, 2012 3:29 PM

    age catches up with the best of them; class player…Urlacher done for the year also; grade 2 hammy

  32. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 4, 2012 3:31 PM

    Was a great player in his day.

  33. trollhammer20 says: Dec 4, 2012 3:47 PM

    Only play I recall from his time in AZ was getting demolished by Kam Chancellor on a block on an INT return…

  34. ccjcsr says: Dec 4, 2012 4:04 PM

    Sucks to get cut when there isn’t anybody to get you the ball.

  35. joesphkerr says: Dec 4, 2012 5:19 PM

    Had he not had Kyle Boller as his qb, Heap might still be playing. As a Ravens fan, I would see week after week, Boller making these insane passes that would get his receivers killed. I have always said that Boller was/would be taking 2-3 years off of his receivers playing careers.

  36. acmepackers says: Dec 4, 2012 5:41 PM

    Andy Reid somehow managed to cut him in Philly prior to the Cards cutting him

  37. thetooloftools says: Dec 4, 2012 6:53 PM

    Is he now on the “Scrap” Heap ?

  38. theuglitruth says: Dec 5, 2012 7:26 PM

    This guy was a waste of space! He kept himself out of the line up for weeks…cleared by the medical staff…he kept saying he wasn’t ready! He left his toughness in Baltimore.

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