Steelers sign TE Leonard Pope to one-year deal
by Aaron Wilson of, April 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm ET

Leonard Pope Profile

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran tight end Leonard Pope to a one-year contract.

Pope visited the Steelers today.

A former Arizona Cardinals third-round draft pick from the University of Georgia, Pope played for the Kansas City Chiefs for the past three season.

The 6-foot-8, 264-pounder started 10 games last season and set career-highs with 24 receptions for 247 yards.

For his career, Pope has 102 receptions for 973 yards and nine touchdowns. >BR>
He has started all four postseason games in which he has played, including Super Bowl XLIII.

The Steelers needed depth at tight end with second-year tight end Weslye Saunders suspended for the first four games of next season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.

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Leonard Pope
Position: TE
Date of Birth: 09/09/1983
Experience: 6
High School: Hargrave Military Academy
(Chatham, VA)
College: Georgia

2012 NFL Free Agency Rankings (full list):
Pos: TE Pos Rank: #11 Pos Rating: NR

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