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Even though he sat out practice on Friday, Ravens tight end Todd Heap is expected back on the field soon.
According to Head Coach John Harbaugh, Heap is dealing with a virus that caused swelling in his tonsils.
“He’s over the top of it now,” Harbaugh said. ”He’ll start working back into the running stuff in the next day or so. He should be back quickly.”
The two-time Pro Bowler was placed on the active/non-football illness list on Thursday, which was an administrative day closed to the public and media.
Without Heap, the Ravens have a trio of backups that could take reps with the first team, second-year Davon Drew and rookies Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta.
Drew and Dickson actually switched numbers, as well. Drew is now No. 80 and Dickson is 83, which he wore at the University of Oregon.