Arizona Cardinals tight end Todd Heap is hoping he’ll manage to return to the field for Sunday’s game against his former team.
Heap, who has been hampered by a nagging hamstring injury that has sidelined him the past two games, was cut by the Ravens in the off-season for salary cap reasons.
In four games, which have included two starts this year, Heap has 13 receptions for 150 yards.
The former Arizona State product is looking to play a big role this Sunday for the 1-5 Cardinals.
“I’m taking it day to day right now,” Heap told Arizona reporters. “I’m hoping I’ll be ready.”
After not expecting to get cut by the Ravens when the lockout ended, Heap quickly bounced on his feet, signing a two-year, $6 million deal with his hometown Cardinals.
“It’s something that hit me out of left field,” Heap said. “I didn’t see it coming. This is one of the games I looked at and was definitely excited about.”