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  The team announced the signing of veteran safety Chris Hope, formerly of the Tennessee Titans today. The team made room for hope on the roster by waiving undrafted rookie wideout Cody Pearcy yesterday. Hope is a ten-year veteran that has spent the past six with the Titans. In that span, he recorded 16 interceptions, 34 pass breakups, 4 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles as the Titans starting strong safety. Hope earned Pro Bowl honors in 2008 with the Titans, where he finished with 78 tackles and 4 interceptions. In 2011, Hope was slowed by injuries. He began the season nursing a bum shoulder, missing two games. In his second start of the year, he broke his arm and missed the next four contests. He returned in Week 10 as a reserve. He managed to end the year with 25 tackles and an interception in 10 appearances. Prior to joining the Titans, Hope played with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he started two out of his four total seasons in Pittsburgh. In Pittsburgh, Hope was the starter a...

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Atlanta Falcons: Chris Hope Adds Needed Depth, Leadership at Safety

Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan was concerned about the depth at both safety positions. Nolan wanted a veteran that could backup Thomas DeCoud and William Moore just in case something was to happen to one of them. Nolan got his wish because the Falcons agreed to terms with Chris Hope on Friday. Hope, 31, has played in 147 games and has started in 109 of them. He was originally...

Falcons reach deal with veteran safety Chris Hope

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with safety Chris Hope, who has started 109 games in 10 seasons with Pittsburgh and Tennessee. The 31-year-old Hope will provide experience behind starters William Moore and Thomas DeCoud. Hope was a third-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2002. He signed with the Titans as an unrestricted free agent in 2006. Hope was a 2008 Pro Bowl selection...

Falcons Sign Safety Chris Hope

Per AJC beat writer D Orlando Ledbetter, the Atlanta Falcons have come to terms with safety Chris Hope: The Falcons and veteran safety Chris Hope, a former Pro Bowler, agreed to contract terms on Friday. Hope, 31, was a third-round draft pick (94th overall) in 2002 by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Florida State product played four seasons with the Steelers before playing...

Falcons sign safety Chris Hope

Getty Images The Atlanta Falcons have announced that they’ve signed free agent safety Chris Hope, who played for the Tennessee Titans for the past six seasons.  He played his first four years for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hope recorded 25 tackles and 1 interception in 10 games last season.  
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