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Terrence Wheatley

Solid day for Ravens' Heap marred by helmet hit

The play was cringe-worthy material, but Ravens tight end Todd Heap said he would reserve judgment on whether the helmet-to-helmet blow delivered by New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather was a cheap shot.

"I really don't have a lot of thoughts about it right now," Heap said after the team's 23-20 overtime loss Sunday at Gillette Stadium. "I haven't seen it yet. I really didn't see him coming or see what happened. So I'll probably have more or better thoughts about it after I see it."

On second-and-7 from the Ravens' 23-yard line in the second quarter, Heap couldn't hang on to a pass over the middle from quarterback Joe Flacco. But that was...