No word yet on whether a hamstring injury will keep former Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap out of the game when he comes back to town in an Arizona Cardinals jersey Sunday, but if he gets on that field, be nice to the guy.
Heap, who said he was “hoping to be ready” for the game, according to the Arizona Republic, took out a half-page ad in the Baltimore Sun today to thank the Ravens, the city and Baltimore fans for “the way this city embraced our family and took us in as your own.”
“Although it was not my decision to leave Baltimore, I accept that change is sometimes necessary ,” he wrote. “Your support has touched my family, and I will never forget the cheers of the crowd each and every time you roared ‘Heeeap.'”
Heap had 5,492 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns in 10 seasons with the Ravens, who cut him over the summer. He was picked up by the Cardinals at the end of July and had 13 catches in four games before going down in practice with a busted thigh.
Also, in case you didn’t know, he’s tied for third all-time in two-point conversions. Statistics!
The Sun posted the full text of the ad on their website, and you can check out the game Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX.