The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced the signing of former Kansas City Chiefs tight end Leonard Pope to a one-year deal. Pope is entering his seventh season the NFL, after spending his first three season with the Arizona Cardinals and the last three with the Chiefs.
We have signed veteran tight end Leonard Pope, a former 3rd round draft pic of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 10, 2012
It had been reported that the 6-foot 8 tight end was visiting the franchise earlier on Tuesday, and apparently the visit went well. Last season, Pope caught 24 passes for one touchdown in all 16 games. His 247 receiving yards were a career-high for the former third round pick.
#Steelers sign TE Leonard Pope. Spent past three years with #Chiefs, has 49 career starts. Helps fill void from Weslye Saunders suspension.— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) April 10, 2012
The details of the one-year deal were not immediately available.
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