The reports of Todd Heap’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Yes, the Ravens signed L.J. Smith this past week but that doesn’t mean Heap is out the door, as so many appear hopeful for.

His injuries have gotten the best of him in the past, but he has played full seasons in 5 of his 8 seasons including last year. Over the years he’s had to sacrifice his body for the all the floaters that Kyle Boller used to sling his way.

Sure his production dwindled but Heap got a bad rap this past season, as his role had to be changed from franchise leading reciever to extra blocker. Maybe that’s why the team still wants to upgrade at Right Tackle.

Now with 6?6? Quinn Sypniewski returning and Smith, maybe Heap can do what he does best – catch the football and provide the team with a threat over the middle.

Ravens on Pace to Replace Anderson?

I’m not sure how I feel about the possibility of Orlando Pace getting signed as the new right tackle.

Apparently there are concerns over the expanding waistline of Willie Anderson. That coupled with concerns over Adam Terry and where he fits into the offensive line. Maybe he becomes a swing player off the bench?

But, Pace has had injury issues of his own and opinions vary as to what type of player Baltimore would be getting. The former Pro Bowler or the oft injured player of the last few seasons. I’m not liking the risk and potential price tag that Pace brings with him.