Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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TEMPE, Ariz. Todd Heap has heard every insult that dissatisfied fans can lob at him. He's injury-prone. He's soft. He's too old. His response is always the same: a wide smile and a patient, better-informed explanation. "I've played through a lot of injuries. There are certain ones you can't play through," he said Wednesday. "If you look at how I play when I play and the number of snaps I've taken in various seasons, I'd put that up there with anybody. "I've got a lot of good football in me." The Cardinals thought the same when they signed Heap to a two-year free-agent deal this summer. The idea was to give quarterback Kevin Kolb a comfortable safety valve to be exploited the way the Eagles' offense used tight ends when Kolb was there. Things looked promising when Heap caught 10 passes combined in Weeks 3 and 4 promising until he tore a hamstring muscle that has kept him out of five games and severely limited him in the two others the Cards have played in the past eight week...
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