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Arizona Cardinals Release Veteran Tight End Todd Heap

December 5th, 2012 at 4:39 PM
By Steve Smith

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Todd Heap, the veteran tight end who played in just two games this season for the Arizona Cardinals, has been given his release from the club.

Arizona has signed tight end Kory Sperry, who was with the San Diego Chargers. Sperry had been cut by the Chargers in September. S 

It was a tough go for Heap in Arizona. After signing with the Red Birds in 2011, the 12-year pro has missed more games than he has played – 16 to 12- and saw his playing days come to an end in Glendale after suffering a  posterior cruciate ligament injury  against New England in Week Two. He also missed six games last season with a hamstring injury.

Heap went to Mesa (Ariz.) Mountain View High School  and attended Arizona State University and starred for the Sun Devils. He made 32 catches for 377 yards and one touchdown during his Cardinals career. The two-time Pro Bowler has 499 career receptions for 5,869 yards and 42 touchdowns during his NFL career.

Seahawks favored over Arizona

To no one's surprise, the Seattle Seahawks have been installed as 10 1/2 point favorites over the Red Birds in Seattle this Sunday. Arizona edged the Seahawks, 20-16 in the season opener. That seems like a million years ago now.

So when is Kolb returning?

Kevin Kolb that is, of course. Wow, do the Cards miss him. Kolb has missed the last six contests with a rib and shoulder injury. It's undetermined whether he'll be able to play on Sunday. Although he increased his workload in practice last week, he remains very questionable to suit up against the Seahawks. Whether head coach Ken Whisenhunt starts the overwhelmed Ryan Lindley or the ineffective John Skelton against Seattle remains to be seen. Either way, it looks like tough sledding ahead in one of the toughest venues to play in the NFL.  overwhelmed   




Tags: Arizona, Arizona Cardinals, Football, John Skelton, Ken Whisenhunt, Kevin Kolb, NFL, Ryan Lindley, Todd Heap

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