The Baltimore Ravens have told former Pro Bowl tight end Todd Heap that he'll be released.

General manager Ozzie Newsome gave Heap the bad news today, according to a league source.

Heap's pending release would save $4.6 million.

The Ravens drafted Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta last year.

Dickson seems to have the capability of becoming a full-time starter.

Heap was entering the final year of his contract.