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Heap to Arizona will help Kolb, Fitzgerald

Posted on: July 31, 2011 2:18 pm
Edited on: July 31, 2011 4:30 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

HeapThe Cardinals haven’t been a big “throw it to the TE” squad lately, but after the team announced it had signed Ravens castoff Todd Heap to the mix, that most likely will change.

Heap, cut by Baltimore last week, inked a two-year deal, and though he’s the sixth TE in camp for Arizona, he immediately moves to the top of the depth chart.

Apparently, Heap -- who caught 40 passes for 599 yards and five touchdowns last season -- was visiting the Jets when he decided to take the offer from his hometown team. According to Ravens Insider Aaron Wilson, the contract is worth between $5 million and $6 million, and he immediately becomes a big-name target for new QB Kevin Kolb while helping alleviate some pressure off No. 1 WR Larry Fitzgerald.

It's a homecoming of sorts for Heap, who played in college at Arizona State and is from the Phoenix area.

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Comments

Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 11:24 am
 

Heap to Arizona will help Kolb, Fitzgerald

lol



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 11:21 am
 

Heap to Arizona will help Kolb, Fitzgerald

I love a good Cardinal bashing as much as the next guy... But did you just call Tim Hightower "yummy"?



Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 11:13 am
 

Heap to Arizona will help Kolb, Fitzgerald

You know your team stinks when "todd heap" and "boost offense" are used in the same sentence.  He will miss at least half the season with an injury.  Poor signing.  Hey, Cards, thanks for Hightower, your best running back.  Yummy.  



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 7:09 am
 

Heap to Arizona will help Kolb, Fitzgerald

I really like Todd Heap, but the thing is, when he played for the Ravens, he was hurt a lot. He will get hurt when he plays in Arizona with the Cardinals. I'm sure Kevin Kolb will be happy to have him. Wow, 5-6 million...that seems like a lo



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: August 1, 2011 7:09 am
 

Heap to Arizona will help Kolb, Fitzgerald

We'll miss you in Baltimore Todd!  Good luck!



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:46 am
 

Heap to Arizona will help Kolb, Fitzgerald

5 TO 6 MILLION..... We love HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAP in Bmore but no way is this guy worth this much......  at best he is 1.5 to 2 million....  this is a desperate move to protect Kolb as he will be his saftey net, however he will only be on the field 7-9 games....
That's because all you guys ever do is throw to the RB/dumpoffs all the time.  You signed Boldin and then proceeded to ignore him, you have Heap and you proceed to misuse him too.  Heap was great before Cam Cameron and Flacco got there, and he'll probably be great again now.



Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:42 am
 

Heap to Arizona will help Kolb, Fitzgerald

Heap is also a great blocker and will be a boon to Kolb in keeping him on his feet, which will be a big help considering Arizona's less than potent offensive line.



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:34 am
 

Heap to Arizona will help Kolb, Fitzgerald

Todd is a "class act" and a "good fit"....The Cards made a great sign here. Good luck T!!



Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 12:10 am
 

Heap to Arizona will help Kolb, Fitzgerald

all you idiots on these post make me laugh. heap is a stud who catches everything thrown his way.he is a mis match for any linebacker and his talent is equal to the top ten te in the game. but your right is health nis an issue but  if he can play in 12 games he will make a hugh difference in the standings. believe me the steelers are very happy hes gone the idea is to increase your teams talent level and arizona did that big time with this move



Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2011 10:50 pm
 

Heap to Arizona will help Kolb, Fitzgerald

Will miss you Todd!  Welcome back home!


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