Busy Arizona signs TE Heap, trades for DL Holliday

By Bob Baum

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, July 31 2011 7:54 p.m. MDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The off-field frenzy has not let up for the Arizona Cardinals.

The team, seeking to return to the top in the NFC West after a 5-11 season a year ago, started Sunday by signing two-time All-Pro tight end Todd Heap and wrapped up the afternoon by trading running back Tim Hightower to the Washington Redskins for 14-year NFL defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday and an undisclosed draft pick.

The team also re-signed free agent guard Deuce Lutui after he failed a physical with the Cincinnati Bengals.

At sunset, the Cardinals welcomed first-round draft pick Patrick Peterson at a training camp news conference. The LSU cornerback, who reached a contract deal on Saturday, is to practice on Monday.

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