Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said he did let team officials that he wanted tight end Todd Heap to return.
“I tried to influence it a little bit,” Flacco said. “You have an opinion and that’s all you can do. I think they listened and they gave an effort. I’m happy for Todd. He’s back home and he’s in a good situation. I know Todd loves Baltimore and would have loved to finish his career here. Other than here, he’s in the best situation for himself.”
Flacco did point out that young tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta have stepped up in training camp.
“Those guys are going to be pretty good,” he said. “But whenever you lose Todd Heap, you’re definitely missing something.”