Heap hopes to make Arizona return in Baltimore

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New Arizona Cardinals'  Todd Heap smiles as he talks to the media during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) By Ross D. Franklin New Arizona Cardinals' Todd Heap smiles as he talks to the media during a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) By Ross D. Franklin

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Todd Heap has been looking forward to Arizona's game at Baltimore pretty much from the day he signed with the Cardinals.

Now that the game is this Sunday, the uncertainty of his health adds to his anticipation.

The big tight end has missed the last two games because of a sore left hamstring, but is optimistic he can play against the team that, to his great surprise, released him after 10 seasons.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt hopes Heap can play at least a limited role to help a Cardinals team that has lost five consecutive games -- 10 in a row on the road -- and will be facing one of the game's best defenses.