Tight end Todd Heap should play Sunday and perhaps show up on the offensive radar after all these weeks battling the bad hamstring.
“I think we are finally going to see the real Todd this week,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said after practice. “So hopefully he’ll have a chance to make some plays and we can see the guy we were excited about.”
Heap played a full game in St. Louis two weeks ago and a couple of plays against the Eagles. Other than that, Heap has been out since getting hurt Oct. 2 and he doesn’t have a catch since then.
In other injury news, Whiz said punter Dave Zastudil, who hurt his bicep trying to tackle Dez Bryant last weekend, should be fine. The Cards did work out a couple of punters Thursday as a contingency, but it doesn’t look like it will matter. And while linebacker Joey Porter may not be “all the way there yet,” Whisenhunt said, he will be available for the game if needed. “We are to the point that if he had to play, he could play,” Whisenhunt said,
Safety Kerry Rhodes will probably be a game-day decision, Whiz added, but it seems he might be a little further away.
— Defensive coordinator Ray Horton was asked if he was happy with the play of Dan Williams’ replacements at nose tackle, Nick Eason and David Carter. “Am I happy?” Horton repeated. “Does that mean satisfied? Does that mean elated?” Told it meant “satisfied,” Horton said he was. “We have the rotation and we are doing what we need to be doing.”
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