Originally written December 04, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
TEMPE, Ariz. Todd Heap wont get a chance to write a final, storybookchapter to his football career in Arizona. The Cardinals released the injury-plagued local icon on Tuesday, ending his tenure with the Cardinals just shortof two seasons -- and well short of expectations.The Cards replaced Heap with tight end Kory Sperry, a former San DiegoCharger who was released at the end of training camp. Heap finished his Arizona tenure with just 32 catches for 377 yards and one touchdown in 12 games.Heap, who starred at Arizona State and nearby Mountain View High School in Mesa, signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals in 2011, and there was hope hecould provide a safety valve for newly acquired quarterback Kevin Kolb. He came home after playing 10 seasons withBaltimore, where he was the Ravens career leader in receiving touchdowns (41)and was second in receptions (467) and receiving yards (5,492). In 2010, Heaphad 40 catches for 599 yards and five TDs, plus a franchisepostseason-record 10 re...
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