Todd Heap Finds a New Role with Ravens

July 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Todd Heap, the Ravens' veteran tight end was placed on the non-football illness list on Thursday. Heap will miss the first full-squad practice of training camp today.
In 2009, Heap was on the field for over 1000 snaps. He recorded 53 catches for 593 yards and six touchdowns. This season, with the arrival of two rookie tight ends, expect to see considerably less of Heap.
Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron stated, "It's going to be good to get Todd out of the game some. We had no chance to get Todd out of the game last year, so hopefully we'll be able to spell him a little with one of these guys."
Cameron offered the following as well, "What Willis McGahee does for Ray Rice or what Ray does for Willis, we're looking for that at the tight end position. To have a guy come in and have some Willis McGahee-type of production will allow Todd to play at an even higher level with less snaps.
Where some players would chafe at a situation such as this, Heap sees his role a...

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