With the expected release of Ravens TE Todd Heap, there should be many teams looking to pick him up. Why not the Saints?
Jeremy Shockey’s realease was anything but a surprise afrer three injuyr plagued seasons, but that now leaves only three tight ends on the Saints roster. Jimmy Graham, David Thomas, and Tory Humphrey.
Tory Humphrey’s is mainly used as a run blocker, we all know what kind of player David Thomas is and how much Drew Brees relies on him, and the future All-Pro Jimmy Graham is well…young.
In his 10 years in the NFL, Heap has gone to the pro bowl twice and was an alternate in 2006. He’s averaged 13 games played during the regualr season during his time in Baltimore, so he’s pretty reliable.
One other thing. Heap joined the Ravens right after they won the Super Bowl. He’s getting up there in age, and you would think to him it;s now more about winning than the money at the moment, and the Saints should be contenders for many years to come.
Heap would be a smart pick up and shouldn’t cost the Saints too much money. Even if Jimmy Graham is ready to break out after a stellar rookie season, it wouldn’t hurt to have a veteran like Heap to fall back on.